SAFCSP and Spire Solutions ink partnership for capacity building in Saudi Arabia
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SAFCSP and Spire Solutions ink partnership for capacity building in Saudi Arabia

SAFCSP and Spire Solutions ink partnership for capacity building in Saudi Arabia

The partnership aims to support Saudi youth by providing a series of short courses on some of the latest cybersecurity technologies

The Saudi Federation For Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), a national institution aimed at empowering the local workforce and enhancing their capabilities in the fields of cybersecurity, software development, drones, and advanced technologies, has signed a strategic partnership with Spire Solutions.

Spire Solutions is Middle East and Africa’s value-added distributor (VAD), with exclusive distribution rights for some of the vendors that offer niche cybersecurity solutions and services.

The memorandum of cooperation was inked on March 14, 2022, in Saudi Arabia.

The official partnership signing ceremony was attended by member of the SAFCSP board of directors and general supervisor of Cybersecurity Eng Mohammed Alshamrani, Hamad Alaqeel, Spire’s founder and president Sanjeev Walia, chief revenue officer Mohieddin Kharnoub, chief growth officer Naveen Bharadwaj, and some other employees from both the organisations.

This strategic partnership aims to support and nurture Saudi youth throughout the year by providing a series of short courses on some of the latest cybersecurity technologies as part of CyberHub; motivating them with real-life stories of successful people in the cybersecurity domain as part of Cyber Nights; and facilitating internships at technology companies focusing on cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and more.

Speaking about the partnership, Alshamrani said “One of the fundamental enablers of our goals at SAFCSP is partnerships with the industry as it’s crucial to bridge our youth with the industry frequently to learn latest trends and techniques needed to pursue a career in the technology and cybersecurity space. We are happy to partner with a regional leader like Spire Solutions to support various initiatives that we have created keeping in line with our youth vision.”

Walia added: “Statistics show that almost 70 per cent of the Saudi population is under the age of 35 – that’s a huge, motivated, and tech-savvy talent pool. We are honoured to collaborate with SAFCSP and are committed to doing our part in enhancing the knowledge and skills of young professionals in areas such as cybersecurity, data, AI, ML, and more. We consider it a privilege to be able to contribute to the Kingdom’s goals of being a secure digital-driven economy and aim to provide these young professionals a platform for exposure to the real-world experience.”

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