MID DLE EAST
Mindware , a regional value-added distributor ( VAD ) in the Middle East and Africa , recently signed an agreement with EC-Council to develop cybersecurity skills in the Middle East and North Africa . The partnership will Mindware leverage the presence of EC-Council to offer cybersecurity certification , education , training and services in various cybersecurity skills to partners and customers across MENA .
MINDWARE AND EC-COUNCIL SIGN AGREEMENT IN MENA TO DEVELOP CYBERSECURITY SKILLS
With digital threats on the rise , Mindware , one of the leading value-added distributors ( VADs ) in the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ), has announced that it had signed a partnership with the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants ( EC-Council ). EC-Council is the owner and developer of the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker ( CEH ) programme as well as multiple other cybersecurity programmes . The institution has trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally , that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organisations worldwide .
As per the agreement , Mindware will leverage the presence of EC-Council to offer cybersecurity certification , education , training , and services in various cybersecurity skills to partners and customers across the Middle East and North Africa ( MENA ) region . The courses are intended to prepare employees , contractors , temporary workers , and any additional representatives who perform authorised functions online , by offering the necessary information to defend themselves and secure their organisation ’ s assets from damage or loss .
“ The post-pandemic world has seen the adoption of new technologies for businesses . Adoption of technologies like cloud ,
Jay Bavisi , CEO and President , EC-Council Group ( L ) and Philippe Jarre , CEO , Mindware
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ( ML ) is ever-growing . Businesses today need cybersecurity leaders that can make decisions and set industry benchmarks ,” said Jay Bavisi , CEO and President , EC-Council Group . “ We are delighted to partner with Mindware to encourage innovation and implement robust cybersecurity training strategies . With this partnership , EC-Council would share its cyber security training expertise and help cater to the growing demand for a skilled workforce .”
Philippe Jarre , CEO , Mindware , said : “ Most organisations today are embracing Digital Transformation and leveraging new-age technologies . With every new technology comes new and sophisticated cyber threats . Organisations are finding it difficult to combat these risks , especially with the shortage of security analysts and professionals in the market . The ongoing pandemic has further exacerbated the problem with the ‘ work from home ’ trend . A home working environment does not have enterprise cyber security prevention and detection technologies and policies in place . Additionally , home Wi-Fi networks are much easier to attack . Cybercriminals see the pandemic as an opportunity to step up their criminal activities .”
“ As part of Mindware ’ s growing security practice , we decided to join hands with EC-Council to help partners and customers overcome cyber security challenges through high-quality training and certification . We believe that this initiative will go a long way in developing overall skills in the region and reducing the number of cyber breaches and incidents ,” Jarre said .
The latest partnership further strengthens Mindware ’ s security portfolio and enables the VAD to position itself as a one-stop-shop for security solutions and services . With the specific needs for the region in mind , Mindware and EC-Council will focus on the following training courses :
• Certified Ethical Hacker ( CEH )
• Certified Network Defender ( CND )
• Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator ( CHFI )
• EC-Council ’ s Certified Incident Handler ( ECIH )
• Certified SOC Analyst ( CSA ) •