RIYADH – September 12, 2019– UK based SA Group and Dar Massader Group of Riyadh have announced a new partnership, First Shield Cyber Solutions. The signing of this International Joint Venture (IJV) will take place at the DSEI Defence Security event at London’s ExCel.
First Shield Cyber Solutions, will provide a unique capability of cyber security and advisory services to Saudi Arabia, plus support HM Government negotiations with the expanding Kingdom. The partnership will support the Kingdom with their development in cyber innovation, solutions and socio-economic development during a time of growth and expansion.
This In-Kingdom Joint Venture hopes to address and support the changing economic and societal needs of Saudi Arabia, as recognized by the 2030 vision. First Shield Cyber Solutions intend to support the success of 2030 vision’s aim of localizing national capability and increasing private sector capacity. This will be achieved through the establishment of a market leading Anglo-Saudi Company within the cyber security realm delivering Sovereign Capability.
Stephen Lavis, MD of Dar Massader said:
“The challenge to build and develop a leading national Cyber capability is a major theme within the 2030 Vision. First Shield Cyber Solutions has been established as a national capability to bring world class cyber products and services from a highly respected international UK company, SA Group, and align these with a delivery methodology that maximises knowledge transfer and enhances Saudi national capability.”
First Shield Defence & Security, the Saudi partner of First Shield, bind the abundance of local experience and project management capability together with the local infrastructure and service delivery capability, to provide the strong foundations for this IJV.
SA Group, the UK partner of First Shield, is a leading UK cyber security company that delivers credible Cyber Solutions and Knowledge Transfer capability. SA Group’s past and current clients include UK Government (Ministry of Defence and Home Office) and large complex corporations.
Steve Jackson, CEO of SA Group said:
“SA Group are very proud to work with Dar Massadar and look forward to a long and beneficial collaboration under First Shield Cyber Solutions. Using our expertise in Cyber Security we aim to bring excellence to the Saudi Arabian market and to assist our future clients in improving their Cyber Defence posture”.
About Dar Massader Group
Dar Massader is an organization focused on the trading and implementation of products and solutions suitable for primarily the Energy, Construction, Communications, Industrial and Media sectors in Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf by partnering with top industry leaders in their respective industries. Dar Massader is also responsible for managing a large private investment portfolio, locally and globally, in various sectors.