Kaspersky extends its collaboration with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) as they both updated their MoU to achieve their mutual goal of preparing and enhancing the skills of the youth of Saudi Arabia to prepare for careers in cybersecurity.
Kaspersky will pave the way towards accomplishing this goal by supporting the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) in its CyberHub initiative. The CyberHub will reach out to students from 28 different universities from around the Kingdom and establish specialized Cybersecurity Clubs. Kaspersky will play a key role in this partnership by providing SAFCSP with training materials and a comprehensive curriculum on cybersecurity and programming.
Amir Kanaan, Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, at Kaspersky commented on this partnership, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP). By joining forces with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s government, Kaspersky is helping to build the next-generation of well-equipped cybersecurity leaders. This partnership also highlights the importance of private and government entities coming together to equip the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the means to enhance their technological advancements.”
Commenting on this strategic agreement, Mohammed Alghamdi, Cybersecurity Track Manager, at the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), said, “As we work towards increasing the Kingdom’s cyber readiness we see that there is a greater need for cybersecurity experts. The best way to address this gap in cybersecurity is to empower the youth with the skills needed to enter this field. It is through partnerships like this one that we are able to address this gap. It only when governments and companies band together in order to share and exchange knowledge that we are able to create an initiative like the CyberHub.”
In addition to providing a curriculum to follow, Kaspersky will contribute with Cyberhub in conduct various conferences, workshops and competitions to make learning more interesting. Kaspersky will also invite speakers and distinguished guests to provide the Cyberhub students with a first-hand overview of the requirements, opportunities, and challenges in the cybersecurity space.