KSA – SAMA celebrates the graduate of 2nd bath in cybersecurity
Tuesday, 05 07 2019, Category: Technology, Country: Saudi Arabia
On the evening of Sunday, 16 Sha'ban 1440H (corresponding to 21 April 2019), the Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Dr. Ahmed Bin Abdul Karim Al-Khuleify, patronized the graduation ceremony of the second batch of SECURE 18 Program, launched by SAMA for training and qualifying a group of national cadres in the field of Cybersecurity in the financial and banking sector and other sectors, within the framework of the financial sector development program emanating from the Kingdom's vision 2030.
On this occasion, Dr. Al-Khuleify said in his speech: " Today, we celebrate the graduation of the second batch of the Cybersecurity program (SECURE 18) which includes (26) trainees who have continued training for six and a half months between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America". He also has pointed out that in light of the great challenges faced by central banks and regulatory authorities, especially with the acceleration in the growing demand for electronic banking and the increasing sophistication of banking products and services that require designing and implementation of regulatory strategies related to Cybersecurity in accordance with the best practices and global standards. Accordingly, SAMA had paid attention to Cybersecurity, making it one of its top priorities and focused on the training, prevention and protection aspects. In addition, it conducted ongoing inspection and risk assessment procedures. Eventually, this approach contributed to raising the Kingdom standing and its financial system to a high degree of compliance with the requirements and standards of cybersecurity.