Zayed University Offers World Class Information Security Education

Apr 05, 2010 – Internet penetration in the United Arab Emirates is on the rise as recent studies has shown that web growth has reached 67 per cent with over 55 per cent of the population using it on a daily basis. This points out to the probability of us being more prone to security threats and cyber crimes. Recognizing the critical need for defining information utility and computer security; Zayed University has integrated information security education into their curricula through a partnership with EC-Council via the Academia Partnership program. Conceived by EC-Council, the program enables institutes of higher learning to deliver up to date information security education with ease, and at a cost effective manner. Acknowledging the credibility and relevance of the content provided by EC-Council, Zayed University has taken a tremendous initiative to equip the students with security skills and to be a professional in the field which will help them in building a bright future in related fields and to build up a generation which is responsive to information security risks.

“We are pleased to be an Academia partner of EC-Council. We are looking forward to contribute to the information security workforce by providing graduates who will be equipped with the latest skills and technologies required to excel in the industry.” – said Dr. Huwaida from Zayed University
To be introduced first will be the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker program.

A Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the official approval of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification program as a new baseline skills requirement for U.S. cyber defenders. This requirement falls under the auspices of DoD Directive 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement. Directive 8570 provide clear guidance to information assurance training, certification and workforce management across all components of the DoD.

Mr. Sean Lim, Vice President of EC-Council, said, “We are confident that Zayed University has taken an exemplary and vanguard step by participating in the EC-Council Academia Partner program. Their participation demonstrates that the local academia views seriously and acknowledges the implications of information security issues. By providing their students with information security knowledge, this university is contributing to the welfare and well-being of Dubai. We are certain that these partnerships will go a long way in developing a generation of information security experts who will be pivotal assets of the information security industry”.

About EC-Council
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). For more information about EC-Council, please visit the website: www.eccouncil.org. COMGUARD (www.comguard.net) is the exclusive distributor for EC-Council in the Middle East region.

About Zayed University
Zayed University is a higher educational institution in United Arab Emirates which was established in 1998 and named in honor of His highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the country’s first president. Zayed University has been dedicated to preparing its graduates for life and work in an ever changing world, becoming proficient in the use of modern technology, and developing a true sense of global citizenship. The University’s academic programs, which strive to conform to the highest world standards. Zayed University has two campuses in the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, serving around 3,500 female students. University is organized academically into five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Sciences, Communication and Media Sciences, Education, and Information Technology