(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Riyadh, Rajab 22, 1439, Apr 8, 2018, SPA -- The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming (SAFCSP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with VirtuPort, a company specializing in cybersecurity, on Sunday to promote cooperative efforts between the parties and related services, consultations and training.
The MoU was signed by Vice Chairman of Saudi Federation for Cyber security and Programming Professor Abdullah bin Sharaf Al Ghamdi and CEO of VirtuPort Engineer Samer Omar.
According to the MoU signed, VirtuPort will participate in the activities of SAFCSP, including "Conferences, Workshops and Competitions/Hackathons" and the provision of Cyber Security related curriculums.
The terms of the MoU include VirtuPort facilitating Saudi trainees with access to online training materials, specific products, software licenses, tools and other resources for academic use. This will provide an appropriate training environment to attract and develop local talent in the areas of expertise of both parties, encouraging professional certification and innovators in the field of information technology who have an interest in the areas of expertise of both parties.
VirtuPort operates in several areas through cyber security business lines and activities such as Information Security Conferences, Hackathons, Cyber Security Advisory and promoting innovating cyber security solutions.
"Signing this agreement will open potential opportunities for the members of the Federation through cyber security events and competitions," President of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming Saud Alqahtani said.
"Many international surveys report that the cybersecurity resource shortfall will reach between 2.5-3.5M unfilled positions worldwide by the year 2021," Samer Omar said.
19:43 LOCAL TIME 16:43 GMT