The Ministry of Technology and Communications in Oman has signed an agreement to launch the country’s first specialised cybersecurity accelerator.
This has been achieved in co-operation with the Oman-Britain Digital Centre and Takween, the annual investment programme affiliated to Oman Technology Fund.
The project is a significant milestone for the whole Middle East and it aims to support companies operating in the cybersecurity sector.
The programme, which has been dubbed as the ‘Sas Accelerator’, has been designed especially for individuals and groups to serve as a business think-tank.
This will provide for the development of business ideas in the field of cybersecurity and the encouragement of digitalised entrepreneurship.
It will provide scope for improving efficient work models and building vital leadership skills with the aim of enabling participants to take steps necessary that will lead to the growth of their companies.
The agreement was signed by Hassan bin Fida al-Lawati, Director General of the Digital Community Development Sector at the Ministry of Technology and Communications, and the adviser of the British Embassy in Muscat.
The ministry together with Oman Broadband and Ooredoo has recently launched the high-speed Oman Government Network (OGN).
This network is an integrated and safe government network that meets the future demands of e.oman projects.