DarkMatter launches Cyber Smart training program

DarkMatter Group, today unveiled a first-of-its-kind, personalized cybersecurity-awareness program, Cyber Smart, to equip individual employees at diverse organizations with the skills necessary to defend against the growing threat of complex and destructive cybersecurity attacks.

Cyber Smart is a world-class defense program designed specifically with cybersecurity challenges in mind. With nearly 70 percent of businesses experiencing some kind of cybersecurity attack, it is not surprising that many regional victims are making headline news. As these attacks continue to grow in sophistication, so too does the need for education, training, and awareness. That is exactly what Cyber Smart has been built to address.

“Employees are the first line of defense against online crime. Unfortunately, in the UAE and around the world, employees are also often the weakest link in an organization’s cybersecurity chain,” said Rabih Dabboussi, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Marketing, DarkMatter Group. “Cyber Smart will change that by equipping employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively identify and respond to cyberattacks in real-time, ultimately weaving cybersecurity into the very fabric of organizations’ DNA.”


As DarkMatter Group’s latest semi-annual Cyber Security Report for 2019 revealed, the human factor remains the most targeted vulnerability by threat actors. Almost 90 percent of cyberattacks are caused by human error, while 91 percent of all cyberattacks happen through email phishing.

Cyber Smart is designed to address security vulnerabilities by assisting diverse organizations in cultivating workforces comprised exclusively of cyber experts by providing:

  • Accredited Cybersecurity Training Modules
  • Data-driven insights
  • Risk-management tracking
  • Personalized sessions
  • Role-based education and customized sessions
  • Cloud-based learning

One of the first customers embarking on this program is Expo 2020 Dubai, which will welcome 25 million visits from around the world during a six-month period. All Expo employees will participate in the training, ensuring that the event will be run by an intelligent, cyber-smart army of staff keeping millions of visitors, participants, and delegates from 192 countries safe and secure every day, at one of the world’s largest gatherings of nations.

The Cyber Smart training program is available to all businesses and government entities. For more info on the program, see link.