Jordan’s KCSA offers first national cyber security skills program

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development (KADDB) announced that its KADDB Cyber Security Academy (KCSA) has launched the specialized cyber security program along with its partner Protection Group International (PGI).

The cyber security program will be taught at KCSA’s training facility in Amman to staff from Jordanian government and banking organizations in 5-day modules from September till December 2019.

Commenting on the introduction of the program, Abdallah Al Masri, Manager at KCSA said “The program contains five UK government certified training courses from KADDB partner PGI. These practical, hands-on courses, that are taught by KADDB trainers in English and Arabic, teach staff to secure and test information systems and networks and to investigate and respond to cyber security attack’s and incidents.”

The Chief Corporate Development officer, Sebastian Madden along with General Manager for the Levant region Wafa Nimri, and PGI’s head of Information Assurance Training, Steve Meyer other key officials from PGI were present during the launch program.

Madden expressed his happiness on the launch and said “We are very excited to see KADDB starting to deliver the technical training today. PGI has been working with KADDB for over a year to build the training center and infrastructure and to train and certify KADDB’s trainers to PGI standards.”

The KADDB Cyber Security Academy will help Jordan protect its economy and security from cyber security threats. The academy expects to be an asset not just for Jordan but for the whole Middle East region , which is facing an acute shortage of cybersecurity skills and desperately needs high-quality training from expert Arabic-speaking trainers like the KADDB team.