NCSA Provides Cybersecurity Training to Institute of Public Administration Trainees

The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) organized a cybersecurity training course in collaboration with the Institute of Public Administration of the Civil Services and Government Development Bureau of Qatar in an effort to ensure digital safety awareness in an electronic workspace.

The program aims to raise awareness and train 560 Qatari employees over two years as part of the NCSA’s partnership in the Institute of Public Administration 2023 training plan, covering the training needs of 54 government agencies subject to the Civil Human Resources Law.

In this regard, National Cyber Excellence Department Director at NCSA Dalal Al Aqeedi stressed the importance of the partnership and cooperation between NCSA and the Civil Services and Government Development Bureau of Qatar, especially through its Institute of Public Administration, in enhancing the country’s employee cybersecurity competencies. She added that trainee needs were taken into account, whereby training programs were offered at various dates and times. Additionally, she said that this year two cybersecurity workshops were offered: one basic level and the other advanced, delivered virtually and in person.

Al Aqeedi pointed out that seven foundational courses were completed this year, equipping trainees with the knowledge and tools to deal with electronic threats with high efficiency, adding that another nine advanced courses were also completed.

Training tackled topics such as data security, cybersecurity risks, and cybersecurity best practices, securing state institutions and ensuring work continuity, in line with Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy.

Source: Qatar News Agency