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Qatar University signs agreement to develop Cyber Security Academy

Qatar University signs agreement 
to develop Cyber Security Academy

QNA
Doha
Qatar University, represented by KINDI Center for Computing Research at the College of Engineering, on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British PGI Group, to collaborate in the development of a Cyber Security Academy.
The MoU was signed by the Dean of the College of Engineering at Qatar University Dr. Khalid Naji, and PGI’s Chief Corporate Development Officer Sebastian Madden, in the presence of representatives from both sides.
The Dean of the College of Engineering said that this MoU confirms the keenness of the College of Engineering at Qatar University to work with PGI group to provide, coordinate and oversee a comprehensive approach to cyber security skills training in Qatar.
He underlined the keen interest of the College of Engineering in cybersecurity through coordination with many local and international bodies to carry out advanced research in this field, in addition to organising specialised courses as well as programmes aimed at strengthening cyber security at the national level in cooperation with various government agencies.
He pointed out that this memorandum contributes to activate the community partnership and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology with PGI for the service of the university and society, and deepen the relationship with the industrial sector towards more cooperation and mutual interaction to support the educational process and students.
The Director of KINDI Center for Computing Research Dr. Noora Fetais said that the development of technical capabilities in the field of cyber security for all will have a significant impact on the development of society, which will contribute to the growth of the Qatari economy, and this academy represents a fruitful collaboration between the academic and industrial sectors towards supporting cyber security for all.
She added that the academy is in response to the request of institutions and individuals to develop the practices of institutions and individuals and the way they deal with cyber security to spread awareness of the importance of this type of security, to protect and avoid any damages, stressing the need to focus on cyber security to reduce risks at this level.
The Director of KINDI Center for Computing Research noted that the initiative of the Center to develop research in this area and support the establishment of the Academy and the launch of several initiatives greatly serve individuals and institutions in the country and reduce the risks at the digital level.
For his part, Sebastian Madden expressed his pleasure for the partnership with Qatar University, adding that they are pleased to be selected as a partner of the College of Engineering at Qatar University to implement this valuable initiative and to enable the group to transfer knowledge and technology and develop the national capabilities of the State of Qatar in this field.
He pointed out that the advanced digital economy requires large numbers of specialists with expertise and experience in the field of cyber security, in order to ensure national security on the Internet, stressing that this requires high-level training programs that provide an effective combination of training, development and expertise.

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