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CMUQ holds course for IT professionals

May 19, 2014



Officials and participants at the workshop.

DOHA: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) recently held an Executive Education course for local information technology professionals and Web developers to better understand challenges in securing Web applications in their organisations. 



Attended by 47 executives, the workshop benefited Qatari organisations CMUQ has built strategic partnerships with, including Qatar Foundation, the Council of Ministry, the Ministry of Interior, Lekhwiya, the Foreign Ministry, The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Central Bank, RasGas, Qatar Airways, Ooredoo, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Al Jazeera Media Network, Al Faisal Holding and Ezdan Holding



Held at CMUQ campus, the course featured lectures by Thierry Sans, Assistant Teaching Professor of Computer Science.



As part of the university's commitment to research out to areas of national priority, Sans is creating new programming languages that will make future applications more secure. "Internet penetration is higher in Qatar than anywhere else in the world. The more people who use the Internet, the more threats you are going to have," Sans said. 



"To address this higher risk, Qatar is investing heavily in research, for example CMUQ is collaborating with Qatar Computing Research Institute and setting up a committee to develop innovative solutions to better secure Qatar's technological infrastructure."



" Sans added. 



In line with national needs, the emerging Web security industry is creating a demand for skilled information technology professionals with experience in computer science. Following security breaches in 2013, cyber security is high on the agenda for Qatar. In February, a cyber crime law received Cabinet approval. The Peninsula


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Source: Peninsula, The (Qatar)


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