Saudi Arabia signs Cyber Security MoU with Booz Allen Hamilton

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During Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US, the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity and Programming concluded today a memorandum of understanding with Booz Allen Hamilton, a company specialized in Cyber Security.

The MoU aims to organize national competitions in cybersecurity judged by international juries, reported Saudi Press Agency.

The first competition will be held on April 7, providing educational and training content in cybersecurity and the establishment of a joint cybersecurity innovation center between the two sides.

The MoU was signed on behalf of Mr. Saud Bin Abdullah al-Qahtani, Vice President of Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming, and by the CEO of the American company.

The MoU also included access to special content through the company's website, organizing joint events and contributing to the development of talented people.

Signing this agreement with a distinguished company in cyber security such as Booz Allen Hamilton will open great horizons for the members of the Federation through professional certifications” said Saud bin Abdullah al-Qahtani, the President of the Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation.

“The MoU will enable the localization of cyber security skills in national critical infrastructures and contribute to realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030”, he added.

According to the MoU, Booz Allen Hamilton, in cooperation with the Federation, will organize training courses and national competitions for students, with the first competition to start on April 7, 2018 and offer programs to evaluate and strengthen cyber security skills.

The agreement also includes delivering advanced cyber security courses and organizing joint conferences and events aiming in part to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom vision 2030.