Group-IB has announced the launch of the Group-IB Training Center at the company’s Digital Crime Resistance Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This innovative education hub, which is strategically located in Dubai Internet City, will enable Group-IB to provide a high-quality, analyst-led cybersecurity training and simulation experience that will upskill cybersecurity and IT professionals in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
At this facility, company world-renowned experts will deliver custom training and simulation programs, offering both custom training and instruction on any of the company’s core modules touching on all aspects of cybersecurity, including incident response, digital forensics, threat hunting, and high-tech cybercrime investigations. All courses are delivered by Group-IB’s world-class GCFA, EnCE and MCFE certified analysts, who are part of a team that has already accumulated more than 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response. This is done as part of the company’s dedication to provide practitioner-based teaching that will enable participants to receive real-world insights and up-to-date information on the latest cyber threats drawn from the hands-on experience of Group-IB’s experts. The Group-IB Training Program will also be continuously updated, with course materials containing relevant materials and first-hand cybersecurity insights.
Practical exercises for students based on real-life cyberattack use cases make up to 70% of every Group-IB course, ensuring that our graduates are empowered and nurtured to put their knowledge into practice. Furthermore, Group-IB’s role-based learning model enables our graduates to become an effective part of information security teams in any company, irrespective of vertical.
“The Group-IB Training Center will make a major contribution to the cybersecurity ecosystem in the United Arab Emirates and the MEA region more broadly,” Ashraf Koheil, Regional Sales Director MEA at Group-IB, said. “Group-IB’s commitment to practitioner-based teaching means that participants on our custom and off-the-shelf training courses will have access to the brightest minds in cybersecurity as well as the latest information on the regional threat landscape. With our training and simulation programs, cybersecurity professionals, or those in IT looking to pivot into this industry, will get a full 360-degree cybersecurity training experience that will significantly shape their future development.”
Group-IB opened the doors to its MEA-based Digital Crime Resistance Center in May 2021. The United Arab Emirates was chosen to be the site of Group-IB’s MEA HQ due to the country’s position as a key global player in cross-border efforts to combat cybercrime. This regional HQ offers all core Group-IB technological competencies and is staffed by subject-matter experts from the company’s key business units: High-Tech Crime Investigations, Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) lab, Threat Intelligence, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB), Fraud Protection teams, and Digital Risk Protection department.