Many governmental and private organizations in the Kingdom have shifted to the application of electronic transactions after the wise instructions of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and in the light of The National Plan for Information Technology. However, the shift should proceed cautiously because in the past stealing information required a lot of effort breaking into a building protected by comprehensive security, but now the process of stealing information has gotten much easier due to the wonders of modern technology and the new aspects of digital information that allows it to be copied by hackers rather than stolen completely. Neglecting information security results in massive financial and moral damages, and recent global numbers show Saudi Arabia in ninth place among most electronically attacked countries. The Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) located in King Saud University provides various information security services and studies that range from developing strategic security plans to spreading awareness and giving training to employees according to internationally recognized standards and expertise.
To be an internationally recognized center of excellence in information assurance and the first source of expertise in the field of information assurance in the Middle East.
To support and develop specialized scientific researchers in information assurance and to transfer knowledge and provide consultation.
Cover all the needs of organizations of the administrative and technical side and the rehabilitation staff
Training trainings specialized in the field of information security
The center is interested in the research side, it has many researchers and research and publications
Center seeks through which to promote and spread the culture of information security awareness in various goverment and private sectors, where the center serves awareness through a variety of tools and methods of electronic and printed form in the end a series of awareness means