Saudi Arabia’s Global Cybersecurity Forum aims to ensure safer cyberspace for all

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The National Cyber Security Authority also signed MoUs with the NEOM company, global safety science company UL, as well as the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. (Courtesy: @NSA_KSA)
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The National Cyber Security Authority also signed MoUs with the NEOM company, global safety science company UL, as well as the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. (Courtesy: @NSA_KSA)
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The National Cyber Security Authority also signed MoUs with the NEOM company, global safety science company UL, as well as the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. (Courtesy: @NSA_KSA)
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Updated 06 February 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Global Cybersecurity Forum aims to ensure safer cyberspace for all

  • The two-day forum was organized by the National Cybersecurity Authority in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Two pivotal initiatives were launched during Saudi Arabia’s Global Cybersecurity Forum that aim to protect children and to empower women in cybersecurity, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The two-day forum, which ran from Tuesday to Wednesday, was organised by the National Cybersecurity Authority in the Kingdom and has witnessed some 3,500 participants, including policymakers to executives from global tech companies. 

The forum concluded its activities by issuing the Riyadh Cybersecurity Statement, which urged all stakeholders to support a number of goals and recommendations aimed at joining efforts towards a better cyberspace for everyone. 

The National Cyber Security Authority also signed MoUs with the NEOM company, global safety science company UL, as well as the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. 

The MoUs were set in order to cooperate in a strategic partnerships, raise the level of research and development, and build more secure cybersecurity systems.


Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

  • Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service
  • People can register through the Absher platform

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s initiative Awdah helped 12,798 expatriates return home amid the coronavirus travel bans, state news agency SPA reported.
The program, which means return in Arabic, was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help stranded expats return to their home countries and received a total of 178,452 individual registrations between April 22 to June 3. Only those whose countries have agreed to receive them have been flown out.
Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service.
To register, a person must use the Absher platform to provide residency number, date of birth, phone number, city of departure and name of airport at home country, the report added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and other governmental organizations are working together to help stranded expats return home.