RIYADH – November 9, 2022 – CNTXT, a leading cloud and digital transformation company in Saudi Arabia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) during the Global Cybersecurity Forum held in Riyadh. This partnership aims to advance the cybersecurity technology ecosystem in the Kingdom and boost the cyber resilience of digital transformation endeavors across Saudi Arabia.
“Digital transformation must go hand in hand with cyber resilience,” said Abdullah Jarwan, CEO of CNTXT. “In our partnership with SITE, we will work with public and private sectors to ensure that cybersecurity is an integral part of their cloud adoption programs and digital transformation journeys.”
CNTXT and SITE will collaborate on advancing cyber resilience for organizations that pursue the adoption of hyper-scale cloud and disruptive technologies in the region.
“Tapping into SITE’s diverse cybersecurity services and capabilities, we can together instill security-by-design while delivering ambitious and transformational projects in the region,” said Jarwan
To ensure that the Kingdom has access to advanced technologies, CNTXT and SITE will work together to identify and localize cybersecurity technologies to address local market demands.
“By localizing technology, we empower local organizations with access to cutting-edge cybersecurity capabilities that accelerate innovation and adoption of public cloud services and disruptive technologies,” said Majed Alamri, Chief Cloud and Infrastructure Services at SITE. “Bringing us closer to the objectives outlined in the Kingdom’s Cloud-First policy and Vision 2030 objectives related to digital transformation”.
“The opportunities are infinite for organizations to realize with the hyper-scale cloud and disruptive technologies. Our collaboration with SITE is an important step to reaffirm our commitment towards cyber resilience, where we collaborate on delivering cybersecurity services to our clients and ramp up the cybersecurity technologies market in the Kingdom,” said Wesam Al-Zamil, Head of Cyber Security at CNTXT.
As both the public and private sectors are reaping the benefits of digitalization, it is vital that cyber security is tightly aligned with the overall digital strategy. SITE and CNTXT will work together to enable compliance with the Kingdom’s cybersecurity and data residency laws and regulations and to help the public and private sectors become more vigilant and cyber resilient.
Founded in 2022 and based in Saudi Arabia, CNTXT is a joint venture between Aramco and Cognite that delivers premium cloud and digital transformation products and services in the Middle East and North Africa. CNTXT’s digital offerings, including Google Cloud and Cognite Data Fusion, enable customers to achieve greater efficiency, sustainability, and profitability throughout their digital transformation journeys. www.cntxt.com
Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) is a national company established in 2017 and wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). SITE contributes through its national capabilities and international partnerships to the development of secure-by-design, innovative products, services and solutions in cybersecurity, cloud computing, enterprise optimization, and human capital development. www.site.sa