Kaspersky, SAFCSP conduct cybersecurity training in Saudi Arabia

markus spiske iar afB0QQw unsplashCybersecurity solutions provider Kaspersky held a three-day entry-level course on cybersecurity with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP)

This training was part of Cyberhub courses programme for universities students across Saudi Arabia.

This combined effort was an educational initiative aimed at enhancing the knowledge of information security among students, its main concepts and mechanisms, and tools for cyber threat protection. More than 1,500 students with no prior cybersecurity training participated in the programme, which was held from June 2-4.

Amir Kanaan, managing director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky, said, “This initiative is another step towards improving cybersecurity training amongst the youth, and we appreciate SAFCSP’s efforts in widening its reach.

“The number of students who attended shows that there is significant awareness about cyber threats, and interest in building cybersecurity skills. With initiatives such as this, we are able to invest in the future of cybersecurity for the region.”

Mohammed Alghamdi, cybersecurity track manager, at SAFCSP, said, “We see that there is a constant need for greater cybersecurity awareness in Saudi Arabia. We are committed towards providing the young people with the knowledge that they need to create a cyber-immune world, and build the Saudi Cybersecurity capabilities to defend against cyber threats.”

Over the course of the three days, students learnt about the ‘Introduction to Cybersecurity’, ‘Cybersecurity fields’ and ‘Cybersecurity attacks and Defense’. Each sessions focused on a specific topic, with twelve-hours of training. The course featured a series of interactive games and quizzes, to make learning fun and easy.

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