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Five prominent MoUs signed at the Global Cybersecurity Forum

February 6th, 2020 - Riyadh, KSA - During the Global Cybersecurity Forum, which concluded yesterday in Riyadh, the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA), the government entity in charge of cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia, signed several prominent MoUs that promise to have a positive impact on the cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia.

NCA signed an MoU with NEOM, to join efforts in a strategic cybersecurity partnership aimed at building capabilities and enhancing training on cybersecurity technologies for smart cities. This partnership will provide the talent necessary to support the upcoming smart city initiatives across the Kingdom.

The Authority has also signed an MoU with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology “KAUST” with the aim of enhancing the quality of research in cybersecurity, it also includes developing training and educational programs to build national capabilities specialized in cybersecurity.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between NCA and the Global Resilience Federation aimed at enabling better knowledge sharing and developing its information sharing and analysis capabilities. In addition the partnership will provide extensive training to more than 500 cyber specialists.

Additionally, NCA has signed an MoU with Underwriter Laboratories to share experience in testing labs, and work on a national capability-building program to foster local talent.

Finally, the Authority signed an MoU with the Human Resources Development Fund to establish a strategic cooperation targeted at training national cybersecurity specialists and improving their qualifications to work in the CyberSecurity field.