Kaspersky Lab to provide cybersecurity solutions in Saudi Arabia

kas sauThe MoU aims to strengthen the cooperation between the two parties in addressing cybersecurity solutions. (Image source: Kaspersky Lab)The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones has signed a MoU agreement with Kaspersky Lab to further strengthen infrastructure security in the country

The MoU aims to strengthen the cooperation between the two parties in the fields of cybersecurity, programming, relevant services, comprehensive counselling and technical training.

In addition, it also aims at enhancing participation in terms of organising general competitions, events and activities relevant to those fields.

The agreement is also set to attract and train local talent, provide training materials and curriculum related to cybersecurity and programming, facilitate a training lab and suitable environment for developing local talent in the areas of expertise as well as guideline and support local IT professionals, developers and innovators.

Commenting on the MoU agreement, Amir Kanaan, managing director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky Lab, said, “Through this MoU, we will be able to extend our global knowledge and expertise to the Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation.”

In March 2018, Kaspersky Lab said that there was about 100 victims of a malware named ‘Slingshot’ in the Middle East and Africa region. According to the company, the malware collects screenshots, keyboard data, network data, passwords, USB connections among others. Most of the victims were individuals rather than organisations, but there were some government organisations and institutions.

Kenya and Yemen account for most of the victims, the report added.

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