Dubai – ITSEC, the only dedicated cyber security training institute in the Middle East announced today their partnership with renowned IT security training organization Mile2®.

As part of this collaboration, ITSEC hopes to bring the latest courses and innovations in Information Technology (IT) security to the UAE and other countries in the GCC. Amir Kolahzadeh, Managing Director at ITSEC expressed the need for more IT security in the region and how IT SEC is the vessel for that.

“IT security has always been an issue in this part of the world and even more so now after recent studies conducted this year show that 35% of cybercrimes are committed against banks and financial services and 65% of cybercrimes will be committed against Government entities”.

Due to this, Kolahzadeh explained that there has been a renewed awareness towards IT security in the Middle East especially in the UAE which has given rise to a demand for more opportunities for organizations to properly train their IT security personnel.

Classes will take place in TECOM, Dubai and will feature topics mentioned below.

  • C)ISSO Certified Information Systems Security Officer
  • C)PTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
  • C)PTC Certified Penetration Testing Consultant
  • C)DRE Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer
  • C)DFE Certified Digital Forensics Examiner
  • C)NFE Certified Network Forensics Engineer
  • C)SWAE Certified Secure Web Applications Engineer
  • C)IHE Certified Incident Handling Engineer

About IT SEC

Established in 2013 and based in Dubai, ITSEC is a global organization committed to bringing the best in IT security innovation and state of the art training to cyber security practitioners worldwide. A partner with Mile2®, ITSEC is the authority on cyber security training in the Middle East and works with several large organizations to improve the standards of IT security across the globe.

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About Mile2®

Established in the aftermath of 9/11, Mile2 is a developer and provider of vendor neutral professional certifications for the cyber security industry. Mile2® administers its certification exams through the MACS (mile2® Assessment and Certification System) system via their website. Mile2® also provides Information Assurance services that meet military, government, private sector and institutional specifications. In doing so, Mile2® has become the de facto standard for organizations and militaries worldwide. Presently, Mile2® has almost 100 training locations worldwide.

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