Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar recently held an Executive Education course targeting local information technology professionals and web developers to better understand challenges in securing web applications within their organizations.
Attended by 47 executives, the workshop benefited Qatari organizations that Carnegie Mellon Qatar has built strategic partnerships with, including Qatar Foundation, Council of Ministry, Qatar Ministry of Interior, Lakhwiya, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Development Planning & 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 Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s campus, the course featured lectures by Thierry Sans, assistant teaching professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
As part of the university’s commitment to research into 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.
Carnegie Mellon Qatar also held an Executive Education course in February 2014 focusing on e-business strategies. The course was led by Tridas Mukhopadhyay, distinguished career professor in business administration and Deloitte consulting professor of e-business.
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