King Khalid University
King Khalid University's iT Administration recently held a 'Women in Cybersecurity' initiative. The purpose was to empower women in information technology and enhance the role of Saudi females in the field of cybersecurity. A number of female information technology professionals attended the two events at the Al-Samir Campus and Rashid Mall in Abha. The initiative was open to the public and is conducted as part of the university's community service efforts.
The initiative was held over a three-day period. The program included a lengthy introduction to cybersecurity concepts and followed with exploring various issues surrounding information security. The presentation team also showed the attendees various methods for raising awareness about cybersecurity.
CIO Al-Saqir: This initiative aims to empower women in information technology and enhance the role of Saudi females in the field of cybersecurity.
CIO Dr. Mohammad Al-Saqir explained that this program is part of a larger cybersecurity initiative directed towards Saudi women, and is the first of its kind. The supervisor of the initiative Ms. Ameerah Al-Ahmari explained that the initiative will also help increase the number of female cybersecurity experts, which percentage-wise is currently very low worldwide.
This initiative was launched under the direct supervision of His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, as part of the objectives of Vision 2030.
King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy attended the Documentation Awareness Workshop, which was organized by the King Khalid University Center for Documentation and Archives in cooperation with the National Center for Documents and Archives at the main campus in Abha.
In his speech, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy commended the role of King Khalid University's Center for Documentation and Archives, stressing that the university plans to increase collaboration with the National Center for Documents and Archives.
The workshop aimed to introduce the methods of all things related to documents and records as mandated by the National Center for Documents and Archives. In attendance from King Khalid University were a number of university vice rectors, deans, employees. Representing the National Center for Documents and Archives were National Center for Documents and Archives Director, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Haddab, and Relaying and Receiving Documents Department Director, Ibrahim Al-Sheddi.
Rector Al-Solamy: The University plans to increase collaboration with the National Center for Documents and Archives.
King Khalid University Center for Documentation and Archives Supervisor, Salem Al-Khalidi, then briefly introduced the the university's operational procedures, such as authorities, functions, the classification of documents, plans and future projects.
On the mechanisms of documents and the functions at the national level, National Center for Documents and Archives Director, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Haddab, explained that the center is working to spread awareness and collaborate with different entities. Director Al-Haddab then displayed several sample documents and explained the mechanisms used in them. He closed by thanking His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his generous sponsorship and attention.