Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity solutions provider, has collaborated with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) to conduct a three-day entry-level course on cybersecurity as part of Cyberhub courses programme for university students across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This combined effort was an educational initiative aimed at increasing students’ knowledge of information security, its main concepts and mechanisms and tools for protection against cyberthreats. More than 1,500 students with no prior training on cybersecurity participated in the programme.
Amir Kanaan, Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky, said, “This initiative is another step towards improving cybersecurity training among the youth of today, and we appreciate SAFCSP’s efforts in widening its reach. The number of students who attended shows that there is significant awareness about cyberthreats 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 are committed towards providing the young people of today with the knowledge that they need to create a cyber-immune world and build the Saudi cybersecurity capabilities to defend against cyberthreats.”