A workshop titled “Practical Implementations of Information Systems” was held on Monday the 25th of November 2019 at 10 am in Hall A. The workshop was organized by the Computing and Informatics Department, and targeted the IT students in particular the IST50 students. The Workshop was coordinated by Mrs. Rowaidah Al Abdullah, lecturer at the Computing and Informatics Department, and attended by Dr. Mohammed Abbas, Head of the computing and Informatics Department, Mrs. Jamila Khatoon, Head of the Quality Assurance Department, Miss Shouq Al Araimi, Head of Foundation Department, Mr. Mohammed Al Batahari, Head of the IT Services Section, Mr. Nasser Al Muslahi, lecturer at the Computing and Informatics Department and Mr. Mudhar Al Najar, lecturer at the General Foundation Department.
The workshop began with an introduction about different types of information systems and imbedded components presented by Mrs. Rowaidah Al Abdullah. Following that the guest speaker, Mr. Khalid Al Amarni, Cyber Security Analyst at Oman CERT, Ministry of Technology and Communications, spoke about the practical implementations of information systems in different organizations in the Sultanate, with emphasis on data storage and possible ways to breach and hack security systems.
The purpose of the workshop was to connect the theory of information systems that the students are learning in IST 50 with the real life implementations within real organizations. As well as give awareness to the students on how to deal with their private information while using information systems.