On the sidelines of the current visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, to the United States of America, the Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Draper University, specialized in teaching business pioneering and is known of its training programs for beginners in developing entrepreneurship.
Located in Silicon Valley (San Mateo, California), Draper University is known for its unconventional methods of teaching business and entrepreneurship through real-world scenarios, unlike traditional lecture-style classroom environments.
The MoU aims at sending on scholarships 15 Saudi nominees to the headquarters of the university in addition to exploring the chance of establishing a branch of the university in collaboration with the Federation.
The MoU was co-signed by the Federation’s Vice Chairman Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi, on behalf of its Chairman Saud bin Abdullah Al-Gahtani, and John Bax, the Vice President of the university.
The MoU includes organizing joint events to further contribute to promoting the skills of the talented and creating more scholarships for Saudi students.
In a statement, Al-Gahtani, Chairman of the Federation, said that the MoU comes among a series of agreements aiming to achieve the Kingdom's vision 2030 and building a new technological generation gearing forward in this field.
Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation Signs MoU with Booz Allen Hamilton
The Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation also signed on Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Booz Allen Hamilton Company, in a move that aims to exchange knowledge, transfer technology and localize capabilities, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of an official visit paid by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to the US, which he kicked off on Tuesday.
The MoU was co-signed by the Federation’s Vice Chairman Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi and Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Officer.
“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 Alqahtani, the President of the 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. The competition offers 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’s Vision 2030.