Kuwait: solutions by stc, the specialized business arm of Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, announced its sponsorship of the “Cyber Security Challenges and Solutions” forum that was organized by the Electronic Engineering Technology at the College of Technological Studies at Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in collaboration with the Gulf University for Science and Technology. The two-day forum was held under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani, and with strategic sponsorship by the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) and technical sponsorship by International Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Kuwait (IEEE).
The forum was held in PAAET’s main theatre hall in Shuwaikh from February 15th – 16th , and included panel discussions as well as workshops led by industry experts showcasing the latest developments and systems in cybersecurity. With the main theme focusing on technological solutions and reinforcing the significance of cybersecurity, the forum served as a hub for researchers, educators, and industry experts to share their views, findings and experiences across various subjects.
Through its role as a sponsor, solutions by stc participated in the forum on the 2nd day where engineer Issa AlSuwait, General Manager of Cybersecurity at stc, presented a comprehensive overview on the future of cybersecurity, the current trends, as well as other key points to assist students in understanding the different technologies available today. AlSuwait also showcased some of the innovative solutions that the Company offers within cybersecurity, in addition to some of the essential pillars to consider when it comes to protecting digital data.
As a main supporter and sponsor of this forum, solutions by stc aims to empower the younger generation, especially those interested in pursuing a career in the tech industry. The Company aspire to play a contributing role in the community by providing young aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to effectively work towards achieving Kuwait’s 2035 vision. In line with its corporate strategy, solutions by stc strongly believes in the importance of the private sector collaborating with institutions and organizations in the public sector to create a wider impact in the community.
In addition to its active role in the forum, as part of its sponsorship, solutions by stc provided the winners of the competition with the latest tech gadgets. The winning team displayed their innovations in the field of technology and cybersecurity, and were selected by a judging panel comprised of industry experts. The objective of the competition was to stimulate the creativeness, efficiency, and innovative approaches implemented by the students to feasibly solve real world problems within the field.
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Kuwait Telecommunications Company (stc) is a Kuwaiti shareholding company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July, 2008, to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law No. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, stc launched its operations in December 2008 and was listed on Boursa Kuwait in December 2014. It is a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers and enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, and is a subsidiary of stc Group. stc has rapidly reached a leadership stance in the market through its customer and employee centric strategy.
stc offers an innovative range of world-class products, services and solutions with high quality, that cater to the customers’ needs and demands, both for individuals and enterprises (solutions by stc). In 2019, stc acquired 100% of the share capital of the Internet Service Provider, Qualitynet General Trading and Contracting Company (solutions by stc) in Kuwait. Further enhancing its digital capabilities, in 2022 stc acquired the entire share capital of e-portal Holding Company and its subsidiaries, one of the most prominent ICT providers in Kuwait.
In 2021, stc obtained the approval from the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority’s (CITRA) to launch the first-of-its-kind mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license to launch Virgin Mobile Kuwait in partnership with Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa.
stc offers high internet speeds due to the implementation of the most advanced 5G network and deployment of the largest network nationwide. In 2021, stc was the first operator in Kuwait to launch the latest 5G Standalone technology dubbed ‘FULL 5G’ that brings the 5G experience to a new level with better speeds, lower latency, and improved coverage.
stc’s CSR program focuses on outreaching to the local community with a primary focus on health, environment, entrepreneurship, sports, and education through contributing and supporting various community-driven initiatives.