Raytheon provides training to future cyber defenders

Raytheon Company, a leader in global technology and cybersecurity, in cooperation with the Department of Computer Engineering at Kuwait University launched the second series of its Cyber Academy workshop on 9 June.

The workshop has been designed to equip students with cybersecurity skills to counter 21st century threats and address the growing cyber talent gap in the country.

Gary Menke, President and Country Leader, Raytheon Kuwait, said, “We are excited to bring back the Raytheon Cyber Academy workshop to Kuwait University after its successful debut in the country last year.

For his part, the Head of Computer Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University, Dr. Mohammad Al-Failakawi  said, “Raytheon’s Cyber Academy workshop is being held daily at the College of Engineering and Petroleum until 13 June, with the participation of 15 repeat students from the Department of Computer Engineering and a total of 23 students taking the course. This demonstrates the value of the Academy and the eagerness of our students from various departments to learn new intermediate defensive cyber skills that will contribute to their future.” He added, “We want our students to seriously consider a career in the cyber domain and become future defenders of Kuwait’s cyber interests.”

The Raytheon Cyber Academy partners with local universities and organizations to bring world-class cyber training expertise to its partners to improve operational cyber protection capability. Raytheon’s Cyber Academy first launched in the United Arab Emirates in 2016.