UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (May 20, 2020) — Amid the COVID-19 crisis, where universities and institutions have shifted their campuses from physical to online, EC-Council has leaped forward. EC-Council has partnered with DIFC Academy to provide online masterclass training to its students. It is a strategic move to impart cybersecurity certified courses in UAE for the benefit of the students at large.
COVID-19 themed attacks are a new trend across the globe. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic and launching unprecedented security attacks. The UAE stands as the principal target in the Gulf region with the accountability of more than half of the COVID-19 themed attacks. An international cybersecurity and defense firm has reported?1,541 COVID-19 attacks in the UAE, which includes 775 malware threats, 621 email spam attacks, and 145 URL attacks.
The government of the UAE has put forward automated and artificial intelligence as alternatives to human cybersecurity resources. However, it has failed to completely replace human algorithms and seeking skilled workforce in bridging the existing gap.
"The threat analysis and other necessary security measures can be attained with the help of technology, whereas cyber experts have to coordinate in keeping malicious elements at bay. Partnering with DIFC and other academic institutions will help in bringing increased awareness of cybersecurity education.
"In the current scenario of social distancing, online learning can still create career prospects to the aspiring professionals. By offering EC-Council's certified courses online through our academia partners, we are trying to fill the skill gap," says Jay Bavisi, CEO and President of EC-Council Group.
Cybersecurity professionals can now reap the benefits of live online cybersecurity training from the EC-Council. The participants are given certification after getting through the assessments.
About DIFC Academy
The DIFC Academy curates a full range of impactful, regionally relevant executive education programs that are developed in partnership with internationally recognized business schools, professional development providers, and other training academies. The facility of DIFC allows you to engage with over 24,000 professionals working across 2,200 companies and offering exposure to some of the leading global and regional financial institutions and businesses.
EC-Council's sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global workforce problems through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications and provide cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses globally.
Trusted by 7 of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and over 2000 of the best Universities, Colleges, and Training Companies, our programs have proliferated through over 140 Countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education.
Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, we are dedicated to equipping over 230,000 information age soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fight and win against the black hat adversaries. EC-Council builds individual and team/organization cyber capabilities through the Certified Ethical Hacker Program, followed by a variety of other cyber programs including Certified Secure Computer User, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Security Analyst, Certified Network Defender, Certified SOC Analyst, Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst, Certified Incident Handler, as well as the Certified Chief Information Security Officer.
We are an ANSI 17024 accredited organization and have earned recognition by the DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the U.K. by the GCHQ, and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia. Its U.S. offices are in Albuquerque, NM, and Tampa, FL.
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