New Saudi cyber security college to bear name of crown prince

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Time: August 27, 2018

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s newest cyber security college will be called the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz College of Cyber Security, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

Currently referred to as College of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies, the academy will bear the name of Prince Mohammed once it has been established.

The crown prince approved a proposal by the Chairman of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming (SAFCSP) Saud bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani for the institution to be named after the heir to the throne.

Both Al-Qahtani and acting Dean of the College Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Dahlawi extended their thanks to the crown prince for the approval.

The college has been signing a number of deals with internationally  renowned educational institutions ahead of opening.

The college which is under the purview of SAFCSP has struck deals with Carnegie Mellon University, Draper University, Booz Allen Hamilton and SANS Institute.

On Friday, the academy inked a deal with US firm Coursera, the world’s largest provider of interactive distance training and academic programs.

On Sunday, the federation signed an agreement with STC to provide smart and innovative services and solutions, and technical support to the federation.

The federation seeks to enhance national awareness of cyber security and programming through education.

This article was first published in Arab News

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