First Edition of Black Hat in MENA Kicks off in Riyadh

First Edition of Black Hat in MENA Kicks off in Riyadh

Under the patronage of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh, the Black Hat, the world's largest technology event, was launched today in its first edition in the Middle East and North Africa, at a huge ceremony held in Riyadh. The event was organized by Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones in partnership with the General Entertainment Authority, in the presence of a number of princess, ministers and senior officials.

Al Al-Sheikh welcomed participants who came from various counties, and expressed happiness for organizing and hosting the biggest technology event at the international level at the cyber security sector from Las Vegas to Riyadh, which stresses what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys of big confidence and boosts its pioneering and global status in digital and technological fields. He also said that all previous and current achievements would not have been realized without the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince.

He said that hosting Black Hat is part of the Authority’s efforts to realize targets of the Saudi Vision 2030, where hundreds of Saudi young people compete with their peers from 35 countries in the biggest competition of its kind at the international level.

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