Global Cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh Witnesses Signing of Five MoUs

Global Cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh Witnesses Signing of Five MoUs

The Global Cybersecurity Forum witnessed on Thursday signing of specific memoranda of understanding (MoUs) that will reflect positively on enhancing cybersecurity in the Kingdom.

The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) signed a memorandum of understanding with “NEOM” company to work together in a strategic partnership in cybersecurity, which will develop capabilities and training in cybersecurity technologies for smart cities, as the partnership seeks to contribute to building national capabilities in the field of cybersecurity required in the smart cities initiatives in the Kingdom.

NCA also signed a memorandum of understanding with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to work together to achieve complementarity between them and increase the level of research and development, in addition to participating in preparing educational and training programs to build national capacities specialized in the field of cybersecurity.

Moreover, The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Global Resilience Federation to activate information sharing and contribute to developing technical capabilities in the field of information sharing in order to enhance risk sharing in the area of cybersecurity information.

This partnership will enable Tatweer to train more than 500 professionals in the field of sharing cyber information.

In another memorandum of understanding, the NCA signed a memorandum of understanding with “Reiter Lab” (a global company that issues safety certificates), whereby the National Cybersecurity Authority will work through this MoU to develop expertise in the field of building cybersecurity testing laboratories and developing national capabilities, so as to provide local talent.

The NCA also signed another strategic cooperation through a memorandum of understanding with the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) to train and develop national cadres in the field of cybersecurity and their qualification to fill positions in the private sector.