By Innovation-sa on March 26, 2018 in News

The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming (SFCSP) inked Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman during Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman’s US visit, according to reports from Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The MoU signed with Lockheed Martin aims at creating a collaboration in cybersecurity and programming. The company will focus on developing and increasing the Kingdom’s proficiency in cybersecurity, programming, combatting viruses and cyber attacks by providing specialized training to Saudis.

Abdullah Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, Vice Chairman of SFCSP, co-signed the MoU on behalf of Saud bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Chairman of SFCSP, along with Alan Chinoda, CEO of Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin is a world-class aerospace, defense, and information security company that largely focusses on research, design, development and manufacturing sophisticated technologies and software systems.

“The agreement with Lockheed Martin will support the Kingdom’s youth, who are specialized in cybersecurity and programming, and will show them the seriousness and how these systems and infrastructure can be targeted, and learn how they can be protected through specialized and useful systems, which will contribute to raising awareness, protection, and realization”, said Al-Qahtani following the signing ceremony.

In another development, Al-Ghamdi co-signed a MoU with Northrop Grumman’s CEO and the National Commissioner of the Air Force Association.

The MoU signed with Northrop Grumman, another leading American global security company that provides innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide aims at cooperating on Cyber Security competitions and raising awareness in the cybersecurity and programming community.