On the sidelines of last week’s visit of HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Defense Minister, the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin is a world-class aviation, defense and information security company. Primarily, the company focuses on research, design, development and manufacturing sophisticated technologies and software systems.
The MoU aims at creating a partnership in cyber security and programming. It will focus on developing and increasing capabilities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Cyber security and programming, and combating intrusions and viruses. The Company will provide its experience and knowledge in training Saudi talents, specialized in Cyber security and programming.
The MoU was co-signed by the Federation’s Deputy Chairman Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi (photo), on behalf of the Federation’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Saud bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, who is an advisor at the Royal Court, and Alan Chinoda the CEO of Lockheed Martin, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Al-Qahtani said the agreement with a leading international company such as Lockheed Martin, which is concerned in aerospace, defense, security, and the most important of which are cybersecurity, would be a valuable partnership. This will support the Kingdom’s youths, who are specialized in cyber security and programming, and will show them the seriousness and how these systems and infrastructure can be targeted. Hence, they can be protected through specialized and useful systems, which will contribute to raising the awareness, protection, and realization.
The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with both Northrop Grumman, the leading global security company for innovative systems and solutions, and the Air Force Association.
The MoU memorializes the intention of collaborating on annual Cyber Security competitions, and raising awareness in Cyber Security and Programming community.
The MoU was co-signed by the Vice Chairman of SAFCSP Abdullah Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, on behalf of the Chairman of Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming Saud bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, and Northrop Grumman’s CEO, and the National Commissioner of the Air Force Association.