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In the wake of rising concerns over cybersecurity worldwide, it looks like Saudi Telecom (STC) is keen on doing its bit to take care of the issue on the home front. The company officially launched its cybersecurity training program for students earlier last week.

STC has confirmed that the new training program will accommodate more than 150 students across Riyadh, Khobar, and Jeddah. For smooth implementation of the program, the company has already teamed up with two other global companies specializing in cybersecurity learning. The one-month long training program will shed light on various types of security threats in the digital space, with, of course, a particular emphasis on different ways to steer clear of such danger.

According to STC, the training program will go a long way in boosting local professional competence in cybersecurity. It also could lead to a spike in demand for security skills in the country, which in turn, will also help the company with its strategic growth plan. The program was inaugurated by none other than HE Eng Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology and was accompanied by STC Group CEO Nasser Al Nasser.

Speaking to the media after the launch, the Minister applauded this new initiative by STC and went on underlining the impact it will likely have on multiple fronts across the digital space in Saudi Arabia. “Objectives of the programs are compatible with the increasing demand for specialists in cybersecurity, as the services in the Kingdom witness an accelerating digital transformation in line with the Kingdom`s Vision 2030,” HE Abdullah Al-Swaha commented.