EC-Council Partners with the National Academy of Higher Training to Promote Cybersecurity Education in Saudi Arabia

Two leading providers of cybersecurity education come together to advance the growth of the community in the KSA

Saudi Arabia, (April 17, 2023) – The National Academy of Higher Training (NAHT), a leading cybersecurity training institute, and EC-Council, a global leader in cybersecurity education, have joined forces to forge the growth of the cybersecurity workforce in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The partnership seeks to teach in-demand skills to aspiring and existing cybersecurity professionals through EC-Council’s accredited training and certifications like the C|EH, C|ND, C|CT, etc.

Cybersecurity risks are increasing at an alarming rate because of growing dependence on new-age information technology, and there aren’t enough skilled resources to tackle the escalating crisis. The 2022 LinkedIn Jobs Report reveals that cybersecurity specialist roles are some of the most rapidly- growing job -titles in the KSA. The partnership between EC-Council and NAHT aims to address this demand by equipping participants with the skills and knowledge they need to combat the looming challenges in the industry.

Jay Bavisi, CEO and President of EC-Council, says, “Cyber attacks are unpredictable today, but We are confident that this collaboration will play a significant role in building a robust cybersecurity workforce in Saudi Arabia. NAHT’s extensive experience in the region combined with EC-Council’’s globally recognized and renowned training and certifications are pivotal in creating a comprehensive cybersecurity training ecosystem in Saudi Arabia.”.

Because of the region’s growing network security and other cyber threats, there is a larger demand than ever for cybersecurity solutions and skilled professionals in Saudi Arabia. In 2023, the cyber solutions market sector is estimated to generate $207.10 million. With the increased reliance on technology in the digital landscape for business operations and communication across all sectors, investing in cybersecurity infrastructure is crucial.

About EC-Council

EC-Council’s mission is to help organizations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. EC-Council is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the U.S. Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the best universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programs have made their way to more than 140 countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. To learn more, visit

About NAHT

The National Academy of Higher Training (NAHT) was established in 2008 as the first private institution for vocational training and education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is a distinguished institute, featuring high-quality, accredited programs that stimulate the Saudi labor market and focus on human resource development, operations, management consulting, and hospitality management. Its professional team of specialized trainers are highly qualified according to the latest technology, information, and infrastructure, with the support of the Saudi Company for Tourism and Hospitality Training.

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