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Partnership to launch Cybersecurity education programmes in GCC


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Staff Reporter, Gulf Today

Newage Learning (Newage) and ITMO University (ITMO) have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership, combining Newage’s experience in education industry with ITMO’s high quality next-gen technology learning services.

The partnership aims to create a leading Cyber Security learning centre in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

With more distributed workforce, the organisations must rethink on how they can best organise themselves in these uncertain times to remain secure and survive this indefinite period of remote work and virtual interactions.

The Newage-ITMO partnership will bring together deep skills in Cybersecurity to help support individual and organization reinforce behavior that is consistent with good cyber practices & hygiene.

“Newage is excited to partner with ITMO, a well-known name in the security research and training space to deliver hands-on technical cybersecurity courses.  With steep increase in active internet users in Middle East, cybersecurity protocols needs to be strengthened to seamlessly manage the data security and give priority to compliance. Hence the urgent need to build cyber threat intelligence expertise by cultivating security talents with skill sets at all levels in the region” said Sheikha A. Almheiri, Chairwoman, Newage Learning.

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“Our partnership will create rigorous education programs in cyber literacy and technical skills to protect critical systems and data from evolving threats. “

“ITMO is committed to providing high quality programs that ensure trainees have best-in-class skill sets necessary to manage critical technology solutions. Our partnership with Newage Learning will allow us to expand the ITMO network in the region by teaching and certifying cybersecurity professionals  to enhance their skills to address the latest attack techniques & strategies and to continuously stay ahead of adversaries as the threat landscape evolves over time” said Ekaterina Tulugurova, Head of International Educational Programs Department, ITMO University.

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