Cyber Security Leaders Program

Due to its awareness of the rapid technical developments in the field of cyber security, the Central Bank of Kuwait in cooperation with Kuwaiti banks have designed the Cyber Security Leaders program to prepare Kuwaiti professionals in cyber security in line with the strategic structural goals of cyber security in the banking sector issued by the Central Bank of Kuwait.

About the Program

  • The training program’s content in the field of cyber security is designed in line with the requirements of the banking and financial sector in Kuwait.
  • The program will be delivered by SANS Cyber Academy, one of the leading training institutions in the world, that is specialized in providing high quality training and professional certificates in the cyber security field.
  • The duration of the program will be around three months. The program comprises of practical professional training and tests to gain internationally accredited certificates in cyber security. The program will conclude with a specialized hands-on workshop in cooperation with Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

Program Brochure

Program Schedule



Seminar/webinar to introduce the program to the public

3 June, 2024

Open registration for the program candidates and conduct aptitude tests

20 May – 20 June, 2024

KIBS Introductory Training Program

14-25 July, 2024

Cyber Security Leaders Program

1 September – 5 December, 2024

General Conditions

  • The applicant must be Kuwaiti.
  • The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree or Deploma’s degree.
  • The applicant must be a fresh graduate or have a maximum of six years working experience
  • Pass the assigned tests for program acceptance
  •  Attend a five-day introductory training program
  • Pass the personal interviews
  • Express consent to join the program, and/or provide the formal approval from the employer (for employees)

Required Documents

– A copy of the accredited university degree or a transcript for the 2024 graduates

– A copy of the civil ID.‪

– A copy of the nationality certificate

– A recent personal photo

– A completed candidacy application

‪- A nomination letter from the employer (for employees)

General Provisions

  • 25 participants will be selected from the total applicants after screening the candidacy applications and passing the assigned tests, introductory training program and personal interviews.
  • The participant is required to be full-time trainee during the program period.
  • Acceptance of candidacy applications does not entail joining the program as the applicant must pass the tests and interviews.