7th International Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference

PSU-CCIS’ Software Engineering Program Receives ABET-EAC Accreditation

6th International Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference

Women in STEM: Change the World

PSU WiDS: Next Gen 2023 Plan - Data Science for Schools

WiDS PSU Datathon 2023

IEEE Student Branch won the most active student club award

AI&GameDev Showcase

SmartTech 2022 An International Conference on Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies

Oracle Saudi Arabia invited CCIS students to visit their offices in Alfaisaliya towers

IEEE Student Branch Elections 2022

Invitation to Particpate in Programming Jam 7.0

Net Zero Emission and Transition Towards Climate-Neutral Economies: The Role of Higher Education and Saudi Vision 2030

Programming JAM 7.0 Dates Announced

Prince Sultan University Translation Award for Students - A.Y. 2021-2022

Prince Sultan University Translation Award for Faculty - A.Y. 2021-2022


PSU Celebrates the Graduation of Three Classes of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Recipients at Marsool Park

CDMA 2022 Submission Dates Extended to November 20

CCIS College Praises its Faculty Members for being listed in Top2% in world

CCIS students are currently participantinIEEEXtreme 15.0

CDMA 2022 Dates announced

Programming Jam Ceremony 6.0

VMware MoU Ceremony

Course in CyberSecurity ISO27001 Compliance System

Dr. Ahmad received Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researcher’s Award 2020

CS students recevied PSU Outstanding Student Awards

Student acheived as CAPM ceritifed

Join us for IEEEXtreme Competion

ABET Accreditation for CS and IS Programs

CCIS - Term 201 on Campus Courses and Labs

Under the C4C Initiative: 22 Student from Information Systems Major Passed Professional Certification Exams

PSU Computer Science Students Participates in STC Datathon

PSU SAP Next Gen Lab

Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA)

Cybersecurity Palo Alto Academy

Women in Data Science (WiDS)

"Turning Bold Ideas into Reality with a Purpose-Driven Mindset" PSU SAP Next Gen

The CyberSecurity Club Conducted the First Workshop of the Series Entitled "HACK IT. CTF 101"


The Launching of Security Engineering Lab

Staying safe and secure: how Prince Sultan University’s cybersecurity transformation benefits students and society

In an increasingly digital world, the knowledge and application of cybersecurity are paramount. Students at Prince Sultan University have the chance to study a specialised track or a master’s in cybersecurity at an institution truly committed to the field

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, a strategic framework designed to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and diversify the economy, places great importance on digital transformation, including cybersecurity. The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020, a measure of the commitment of individual countries to cybersecurity, ranked Saudi Arabia second in the world, an impressive jump from its 2017 rank of 46.

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Middle East faced a considerable increase in attempted cyberattacks, with Saudi Arabia the second-most targeted country, according to global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. This is something that Fahad Alruwaili, associate professor and director of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University (PSU) echoes: “Cybersecurity and cyberthreats are growing; it’s very important to establish a foundation of nationals that can protect the country. This foundation goes into the rhythm of education, training and research.”

As well as the specialised master’s in cybersecurity, the first in Saudi Arabia, PSU is ensuring that cybersecurity is integrated into all of its computer science degrees, offering a minor in cybersecurity for undergraduate students that has proved popular. The university is currently working with the Saudi Ministry of Education to design a full bachelor’s in cybersecurity, and it has gained approval for a doctorate programme with a focus on cybersecurity.

“We are improving our curriculum and our programmes to really match the industry’s needs,” Alruwaili says. “As you can see, it’s evolving very rapidly. Therefore, you need to update your programme and course content to match what’s required in the field.”

A recent study by LinkedIn shows that jobs in cybersecurity are the fastest growing in Saudi Arabia, with new government policies, digitisation and the legacy of the pandemic all playing a part. PSU gives students the opportunity to work in industry during their programmes, allowing them to gain valuable real-world business experience alongside the academic knowledge needed to succeed.

The university is home to the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity. Established two years ago, the Cybex Centre not only conducts research in the field but also provides consultation services. “We provide services establishing cybersecurity management systems in companies where they need help,” says Mohamed El-Affendi, professor of computer and information sciences at PSU. “Our Security Operations Centre provides live services to companies that cannot afford to establish the level of security that is required by the government.”

PSU is forward-thinking when it comes to cybersecurity, with equal focus on academia and practical, industry applications. Often working in collaboration with other institutions and international agencies, the extent of PSU’s expertise in the area stretches beyond the classroom. “Now we’re receiving requests from certain organisations, such as the military, to establish degrees in security for their staff, and that is already being considered by the university,” says El-Affendi. “The dynamic nature of the university is very visible.”

See original post at Times Higher Education Website