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20.05.24Press Release

CBK Launches Fourth Cohort of the Cybersecurity Leaders Program

In light of CBK’s strategy to develop qualified national cadres in the banking sector and the national economy, and build technical capacities in cybersecurity thus bolstering the financial and banking sector’s defenses against the risks of the accelerating developments in modern technology used in the sector’s information systems, ensuring that the latest technology is adopted with reduced risk, and as part of the Kafa’a initiative launched by CBK in collaboration with Kuwaiti banks and under the management of the Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies (KIBS), the CBK Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of (KIBS), Basel Al-Haroon, announced the launch of the 4th Cohort of the Cybersecurity Leaders Program.

The governor noted that this high-level capacity building program is addressed to Kuwaitis specialized in information security and information networks and aims to foster a generation of experts and technicians capable of developing the right programs to protect the information systems used in the Kuwaiti banking and financial sector at par with the latest technology and best practices adopted in the field. The program, the Governor added, is a continuation of fruitful cooperation between the CBK, local banks, and the Institute of Banking Studies and falls within an integrated array of initiatives aiming to develop and qualify national cadres.

The CBK Governor added that “The Cybersecurity Leaders Program” lasts for three months, in cooperation with SANS Cyber Institute for Cybersecurity Training, one of the leading training institutions providing high quality training and professional certificates in the cybersecurity. The program also involves a joint workshop with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

As for conditions for joining the program, the Governor said that the applicants’ approval would be based upon objective criteria, as well as passing screening tests and interviews. Those wishing to apply may view the details and submit applications as of Monday, 20 May 2024 until Thursday, 20 June 2024 through the Kafa'a website:

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