Fortinet to train Tabuk University students in cybersecurity

Fortinet has partnered with Tabuk University to offer the Fortinet Network Security Academy program.
Updated 07 October 2019

Fortinet to train Tabuk University students in cybersecurity

Fortinet, an American company specializing in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that Tabuk University will be the first educational institution in Saudi Arabia to offer the Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA) program. The FNSA is designed to develop and train action-oriented cybersecurity experts to manage new and advanced threats on the horizon.

The academy will provide industry-recognized cybersecurity training and certification opportunities to students who will learn how to protect organizations from cyberthreats. 

“Organizations in the Middle East have struggled for years to close the significant skills gap between cybersecurity talent required for the business and its actual market availability,” said Alain Penel, regional vice president — Middle East, Fortinet. “Our partnership with Tabuk University is a step toward helping close the skills gap in the network security arena at the grassroots level, and prepare students for a career in network security. The FNSA program will provide industry-recognized Fortinet training and certification opportunities to students who enroll at the university.” 

Students at Tabuk University will obtain both the theoretical lectures and hands-on laboratory practice needed to achieve a Fortinet certification. The university will offer students the NSE 4 — FortiGate Network Security Professional curricula delivered by a Fortinet-certified trainer in a purpose-built lab. 

“We are proud to be the first university in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East to introduce the Fortinet Network Security Academy,” said Dr. Saad Almutairi of Tabuk University. “Our vision is in line with the government of Saudi Arabia to help build a strong workforce capable of meeting the requirements of businesses in Saudi Arabia, and helping to increase the number of skilled network security professionals. As an academic institution, we play a crucial role in building and shaping careers of individuals. Through the Fortinet Network Security Academy program, we aim to encourage students to build a career in network security from a young age, thereby contributing to the strength of highly skilled professionals.”

Production of Aston Martin DB5 resumes after 55 years

Updated 31 May 2020

Production of Aston Martin DB5 resumes after 55 years

Dubbed “the most famous car in the world” and renowned as being among the most sought-after classic Aston Martin models, the DB5 has become a byword for timeless style and sports car desirability. Fewer than 900 saloon examples were built by the brand between 1963 and 1965, with by far the most famous of the original owners being the world’s best-known secret agent — James Bond — who first drove the car that is today inextricably linked with him in the 1964 film, Goldfinger.

Now, 55 years after the last new DB5 rolled off the production line at Aston Martin’s then-global manufacturing base in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, work is once again underway there on a strictly limited number of new DB5 models. Created in association with the producers of the James Bond films, EON Productions, and featuring a broad suite of working gadgets first seen on screen in the 1964 film, the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars are history in the making.

Each DB5 Goldfinger continuation car is priced at 2.75 million euros ($3.05 million), plus taxes.

The DB5 Goldfinger Continuation construction process — which takes around 4,500 hours per car — is being undertaken at Aston Martin’s Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

Each of the 25 new cars is being built using a blend of Sir David Brown-era old world craftsmanship, with the application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements, alongside the integration of cutting-edge gadgets developed in association with Chris Corbould OBE, the special effects supervisor who has worked on more than a dozen Bond films.

Clive Wilson, Heritage program manager, said: “Seeing the first customer car move painstakingly through the intricate production process we have created really is quite a thrill.

“Obviously we have not, as a business, made a new DB5 for more than 50 years, so to be involved in the building of these cars, which will go on to form part of Aston Martin’s history, is something I’m sure all of us will be telling our grandkids about!”

Paul Spires, president of Aston Martin Works where the original DB5 was built and the new cars are also being created, said: “We are making, perhaps, some of the most desirable ‘toys’ ever built for 25 very lucky buyers worldwide.

“Creating the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars and working with EON Productions and special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, is something truly unique and a real career highlight for everyone involved here at Aston Martin Works.”

First deliveries of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation to customers will commence in the second half of 2020.