InfoWatch Group launches information security education centre

InfoWatch Academy to offer Middle East customers short- and medium-term information security training programmes

Tantsyura says the development of the InfoWatch Academy will be carried out in partnership with leading Russian, foreign education institutions and high-tech companies.
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Tantsyura says the development of the InfoWatch Academy will be carried out in partnership with leading Russian, foreign education institutions and high-tech companies.

InfoWatch Group, a Russia-based integrated solutions developer for information security, has launched InfoWatch Academy, an international education centre in the UAE.

The centre will be operated by the company's regional subsidiary in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) InfoWatch Gulf.

InfoWatch Academy will offer its Middle East customers short- and medium-term information security training programmes and courses, as well as specialised trainings on building Information security systems in organisations using data leak prevention (DLP) class solutions.

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The launch of the InfoWatch Academy is aimed at increasing the level of digital competence in the field of information security of specialists and managers at state and commercial organisations in the UAE. In addition, the company stated that the programmes will also be targeted school children and students in the region, providing training on the basics of cyber literacy.

“The topic of education, especially in the field of information security, is in great demand in the region,” said Kristina Tantsyura, head of InfoWatch Gulf. The Russian school of engineering is one of the best in the world. Our task is to export not only our technologies, but also our expertise therefore we are launching an education project in the UAE."

Tantsyura explained that the development of InfoWatch Academy will be carried out in partnership with leading Russian and foreign education institutions and high-tech companies. "In the future we intend to duplicate our courses to other countries in the region," she said.

At present apart from short- and medium-term education programmes, InfoWatch Academy is also offering to its customers specialised workshops on information security for public sector officials and top management in the private sector.

According to InfoWatch Gulf, the academy is working on expanding the range of education products. The company said wew programmes, including courses on digital hygiene, critical information infrastructure protection, as well as courses on ethical hacking, testing against unauthorised access and reverse engineering will be launched in 2019.

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