EC-Council and IITC (OHI) Announce Partnership to Empower Oman’s Cybersecurity Workforce

EC-Council, the world’s most recognized cybersecurity certification body, promotes cybersecurity advancements in the Sultanate of Oman by partnering with Oman’s learning and development institution, International Information Technology Company (IITC), a group company of Oman Holdings International (OHI).

Muscat, Oman (July 21, 2023) — By forging a strategic partnership with the International Information Technology Company (IITC), a group company of Oman Holdings International (OHI), EC-Council, furthers its mission of providing advanced cybersecurity training by broadening its training base to the Sultanate of Oman. This collaboration will help Omani professionals prepare themselves to enter the booming cybersecurity market with EC-Council’s industry-leading cybersecurity training programs like Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Certified Cloud Security Professional (C|CSE) and more.

The training division of IITC is dedicated to offering learning and employment solutions to promote workplace competency. It operates with a mission of implementing focused learning approaches through instructor-led classroom training and e-Learning to drive employee and organizational productivity. By partnering with EC-Council, IITC strives to elevate Oman’s workforce by training them in high-demand cybersecurity skills like ethical hacking, cloud security, digital forensics, and more.

While Oman’s active measures in this field have contributed to enhancing the cybersecurity preparedness of the region, this collaboration will be a vital step in helping Oman succeed in fulfilling its future cybersecurity mission. Moreover, with Statista projecting Oman’s security revenue to reach an estimated market volume of USD 10.82 million by 2027, the chances of lucrative job opportunities are also expected to rise. According to PayScale, the average base salary of professionals with cybersecurity skills is OMR 19K/ year. This venture is a positive step in helping professionals acquire the right skill set and increase their employability in landing high-paying jobs.

Commenting on this partnership, Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of EC-Council, said, “Through our collaborative ventures, we strive to expand our efforts worldwide to help aspiring professionals pursue their dream cybersecurity roles by providing them with unparalleled training. We believe knowledge building is key to staying ahead of the highly evolving cybersecurity threats. Our partnership with IITC is a step ahead in enabling Omani professionals to leverage our popular certifications in upskilling themselves in crucial cybersecurity skills and build a stronger cybersecurity ecosystem in the region.”

Poonam Sonakia, Institute Director, IITC, shared that “With the demand for qualified professionals trained to tackle emerging threats increasing, IITC’s partnering with EC-Council is a robust step in helping candidates in the Sultanate of Oman gain the required cybersecurity education, training, and support to increase their employability for various roles.”

The collaboration represents a steadfast commitment to creating a safer digital world by promoting strong awareness, skills, and the vigor to achieve cybersecurity excellence among emerging security professionals”.

About EC-Council

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 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 U.S., the UK, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The company can be reached online at

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About IITC

The Information Technology Company (IITC), a group company of Oman Holding International (OHI), provides learning and development solutions to drive employee and organizational productivity. It aims to provide vocational training and employment solutions to enhance workforce competence by offering students instructor-led classroom training and e-Learning facilities. With its core competencies in training management, delivery, and infrastructure, IITC specializes in developing training programs and ensuring quality execution per international standards through experienced trainers and admin staff.

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