Prince Muqrin Al-Saud launched the newest website for the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), whose mission includes not only fending off hackers and other unauthorized visitors to the KSU computer system, but also educating the KSU community how to better protect themselves from such dangers and threats.
This meeting was attended by the Minister of Higher Education's Dr. Khalid Al-Angari, King Saud University Rector Professor, Dr. Abdullah Al-Othman and the Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Ali Al-Ghamdi.
The CoEIA website already contains more than 200 articles, in Arabic, about information security. The CoEIA website reaches out beyond the KSU community, with short stories aimed at raising youth awareness about information security and, moreover, includes electronic versions of books published by CoEIA, such as Information Security in Simplified Language and the Dictionary of Information Security Terms; in addition, students and faculty cay find transcripts of lectures, courses, seminars, and conferences about such issues.
The site also allows over 1600 CoEIA members to find other resources regarding security awareness, such as upcoming CoEIA events, as well as access to the acclaimed Badeel Project, which provides open-source and free software.
CoEIA was established to reflect the goals of the Kingdom, which through the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education, sponsors a growing body of academic research, nurtures the growth of Saudi students, and cultivates a larger presence of Saudi professionals in fields that are critical for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. CoEIA focuses on making the center internationally recognized in the field of Information Assurance, and as a regional pioneer in this field, CoEIA is committed to supporting and developing information assurance specialists, who will transfer knowledge and provide consultation.