Muscat, Oman (Muscat training institute) Oct 10, 2023: In an initiative to bolster Oman’s cybersecurity Muscat Training Institute has engaged EC-Council, the inventor of the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) credential and a renowned leader in cybersecurity training and education, to promote its gold standard cybersecurity certifications. This partnership aims to develop a group of proficient professionals, simultaneously creating attractive employment opportunities in the field. Significantly, this endeavor not only amplifies the Sultanate of Oman’s cybersecurity capacities but also plays a crucial role in realizing the broader objective of ensuring a secure digital environment across the Middle East region.
EC-Council’s partnership with the Muscat Training Institute brings a suite of certifications to Oman’s aspiring cybersecurity professionals. These include the renowned Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT), and Certified Cloud Security Engineer (C|CSE) programs. These specialized training initiatives are meticulously designed to equip candidates with highly sought-after skills in critical cybersecurity domains like cloud security, network security, ethical hacking, and penetration testing.
The Middle East stands out as one of the most turbulent zones in cyberspace. The convergence of a flourishing economy and rapid digitalization has drawn the attention of malevolent actors on a global scale. According to Research and Markets, the cybersecurity market in the Middle East is anticipated to approach $44.7 billion by 2027, showing a consistent annual growth rate of 17.1%.
By equipping candidates with the latest knowledge and expertise, this partnership is paving the way for a highly skilled workforce poised to defend Oman’s digital realm against various cyber threats. With a diverse range of certifications on offer, individuals will be empowered with the essential skills needed to safeguard critical digital assets. This initiative is not just a step forward: it’s a leap towards a more secure and resilient cyber landscape for Oman.
“Today’s interconnected world demands a proactive stance against cyber threats. By equipping the next generation of cybersecurity professionals with cutting-edge skills and knowledge, we’re building the foundations of digital security. Our partnership with Muscat Training Institute marks a pivotal step towards a cyber-resilient future”, said Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of EC-Council Group.
The partnership between EC-Council and Muscat Training Institute represents a tangible stride towards elevating awareness about cybersecurity and cultivating a proficient workforce. This workforce will play a pivotal role in fortifying the country’s defenses against the ever-evolving landscape of innovative cyber threats.
EC-Council invented the Certified Ethical Hacker. Founded in 2001 in response to 9/11, EC-Council’s mission is to provide the training and certifications apprentice and experienced cybersecurity professionals need to keep corporations, government agencies, and others who employ them safe from attack.
Best known for its Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) program, EC-Council today offers 200 different trainings, certificates, and degrees in everything from Computer Forensic Investigation and Security Analysis to Threat Intelligence and Information Security. An ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Organization recognized under
the US Defense Department Directive 8140/8570 and many other authoritative cybersecurity bodies worldwide, the company has certified over 350,000 professionals across the globe. Trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, half of the Fortune 100, and the intelligence communities of 140 nations, EC-Council is the gold standard in cybersecurity education and certification.
A truly global organization with a driving belief in bringing diversity, equity and inclusion to the modern cybersecurity workforce, EC-Council maintains 11 offices in the US, the UK, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The company can be reached online at https://www.eccouncil.org/