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Group-IB, a leading creator of cybersecurity technologies to investigate, prevent, and fight digital crime, and CORVIT, the premiere source of IT and business knowledge and training in the UAE and surrounding areas, have announced the signing of a strategic partnership that will enhance the cybersecurity education offering available to organisations across the entire Middle East and Africa (MEA) region 

The agreement, signed by both parties in late September, has already entered into force.

According to the terms of the strategic partnership, CORVIT will showcase Group-IB’s cutting-edge training programs, including the Blue Team Analyst, Penetration Tester, and Incident Responder modules, to its wide network of valued clients and partners. All training courses are delivered by Group-IB’s world-class team of GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and Magnet Forensics Certified Examiner (MCFE) certified experts, part of the company’s commitment to deliver high-quality, practitioner-led teaching that offers significant added value for clients.

Additionally, Group-IB and CORVIT will cooperate in the delivery of a range of exciting activations aimed at raising awareness of the latest cybersecurity trends in the MEA region and providing key insights into the overall threat landscape. 

Ashraf Koheil, group-IB’s regional sales director, META, commented, “A thriving partner ecosystem is at the core of every successful business, and we are pleased to join forces with CORVIT in order to increase the opportunities for organisations across the MEA region, where the demand for advanced cybersecurity skills is ever-growing, to have access to world-class education and training. We look forward to working closely with CORVIT to develop this mutually beneficial partnership.”

Kashif Ul Haq, CEO at CORVIT, remarked, “We see this partnership as a great opportunity to bring valuable knowledge on the cutting-edge cyber security technologies to our customers in the region. This will certainly help uplifting cyber security landscape and we look forward to working closely with Group-IB in bringing an exciting learning experience for professionals in the IT and information security industries.”

In September 2023, Group-IB announced the launch of its innovative new education hub at the company’s Digital Crime Resistance Center in Dubai, UAE, in line with the company’s increased focus on delivering high-quality education. At this brand new facility, strategically located in Dubai Internet City, Group-IB experts deliver a pioneering cybersecurity training and simulation experience on both custom training courses and instruction on any of the company’s core modules. Case studies based on real-life cyberattacks comprise up to 70% of the practical exercises on every Group-IB course, meaning that students are fully equipped to put their knowledge into practice. As a result, Group-IB training graduates can become a key part of information security teams in all verticals and geographies.

Group-IB’s increased commitment to raising cybersecurity education standards has also been evidenced in Singapore, where the company has its headquarters, as Group-IB and Ngee Ann Polytechnic announced on November 2, 2023 that they will join forces to establish a unique student-operated NP – Group-IB Threat Intelligence and Defence Center powered by Group-IB’s industry-leading cybersecurity solutions.  Over the next three years, more than 200 students in NP’s Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (CSF) course will be trained in intelligence collection and analysis, incident response, threat hunting, vulnerability assessment, and security monitoring – critical areas that will protect organisations from ever-evolving cyber threats.