Muscat University launching a new Cybersecurity Education Center

Sep 17, 2018

Within the continuous effort of Muscat University to enrich the educational experience in the Sultanate, the University succeeded in forming a unique partnership with both the National Security Services Group and the Templar Executives to establish a Cybersecurity Education Center in Sultanate of Oman. Templar Executives will provide accredited training courses, to be attended by elite of experts in this field.

This derived in a festive ceremony held recently at Muscat University in the presence of Professor Yusra bint Ali Al Mouzughi, Vice-Chancellor of Muscat University and Chief Executive Officer of the National Security Services Group and representatives of the British Embassy in Oman. This partnership is a new addition to the advancement of the Cybersecurity Education basis in the Sultanate, making it available to all and meeting the needs of the various executive, technical and academic levels.

In addition, understanding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) announced in the United Kingdom and the European Union is crucial to identifying its impacts on any entity dealing with individuals, companies or other establishments in these countries irrespective of their geographical location. This regulation is not limited to the borders of UK and the European Union, but also includes all other parties directly associated with them and within the regulatory framework. This means that the same provisions and penalties will apply to them, thus the GDPR awareness courses is of great importance to all wishing to continue working with the UK and EU, as it will contribute to induct the course taker the holistic framework of GDPR and how it transcends intercontinentally.

In this respect, Professor Yusra bint Ali Al Mouzughi, Vice-Chancellor of the University said “Muscat University has the sound vision, fundamental requirements and facilities to host and present such important and modern courses in the Sultanate, thus the University in cooperation with its partners will design the various training programs in the field of Cybersecurity to maximize the benefits of the Omani Society in particular and the region in general. It will contribute to increasing the level of awareness and full understanding of the cybersecurity concept”. From its part, National Security Services Group in a statement highlighted the existing partnership and explained: “We are proud of this partnership today, and we were able to build a successful constructive relationship with the relevant establishments and establish a specialized platform in this field that will provide the beneficiaries with the necessary skills and capabilities to meet potential challenges.”

 It should be noted that the services of the Cybersecurity Center will cater to all levels and provide an opportunity to organizations, and students to enroll in upcoming technical, executive and academic courses.