Umniah Signs an Agreement with Jordan University of Science and Technology to Offer Courses in Cybersecurity

Umniah Signs an Agreement with Jordan University of Science and Technology to Offer Courses in Cybersecurity July 24, 2019 – Amman, Jordan: Umniah, a subsidiary of Batelco Bahrain and a pioneer in the field of managed security services and cybersecurity, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) that will see Umniah offering free specialized training courses in cybersecurity to the university’s students as well as new graduates - a first in the Kingdom. The signing agreement between Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara and JUST President Dr. Saeb Khreisat took place at JUST headquarters in Irbid, and also saw the attendance of senior personnel from both sides. This latest initiative by Umniah, which is directly in line with its corporate social responsibility strategy, seeks to instruct university students and fresh graduates, free of charge, in the field of cybersecurity, preparing them for international accreditation certificates in order to supply the Jordanian and regional market with specialized and qualified personnel in this area of specialization. According to this agreement, Umniah’s experts and its specialized team in cybersecurity will train JUST students through workshops that merge practice with theory, with the aim to sign similar agreements with other Jordanian universities. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara said that he valued the high level of confidence that JUST has in Umniah’s innovations in the field of cybersecurity. He went on to add that the company will share its cutting-edge cybersecurity knowledge with students who seek to build and strengthen their capacities, contributing to supplying the regional job market with needed expertise. Shatara noted that these courses will also support government efforts aimed at providing the infrastructure as well as the legal and legislative environment in the field of cybersecurity. He noted that last June, the government approved the Cybersecurity Law, which protects against the cybersecurity threats and builds national capacities to confront dangers facing information systems and infrastructure. Also at the ceremony, JUST President Dr. Saeb Khreisat spoke of the value the university places on its partnership with Umniah. He added that the exchange of expertise will allow JUST graduates to advance in the field of cybersecurity. According to Dr. Khreisat, this cooperation is in line with the university’s objectives of forming partnerships between academic and business sectors, which will, in turn, reflect positively on the development of the educational process at the university. Dr. Khreisat said that Umniah’s excellent reputation and its pioneering role in cybersecurity, is a trustworthy partner, noting that the specialized courses will contribute to providing and maximizing the scientific and practical experiences of JUST students. The partnership will also qualify graduates for high-level knowledge jobs in the Jordanian market. Umniah implemented its first 40-hour training course for JUST students, offering a variety of subjects in cybersecurity. The students with the highest grades at the end of the course were offered fully paid internships by the Umniah in cooperation with the Jordan Engineers Association. Umniah, through its Security Operation Center (SOC), which was awarded the international standard for information security management (ISO27001), performs around-the-clock monitoring and follow-up of gaps in the information systems structure for companies and institutions and provides various solutions to close security gaps. The center also works to reveal and counteract anticipated threats, offering the highest levels of protection for data and at low costs and a high level of reliability. - End-