EC-Council and Positive Interaction for Training & Consulting Collaborate to Empower Saudi Arabia’s Workforce with Cybersecurity Competence

EC-Council, the world’s largest cybersecurity technical certification body, has joined forces with Positive Interaction for Training & Consulting (PITC), a leading training and consulting firm in Saudi Arabia, to promote cybersecurity workforce development in the region.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (May 10, 2023): By partnering with PITC, EC-Council has taken an important step in helping aspiring cybersecurity professionals in Saudi Arabia gain essential skills in domains such as ethical hacking, digital forensics, cloud security, and more. With this partnership, learners get the opportunity to train with EC-Council’s industry-leading cybersecurity training certifications like the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT), Certified Cloud Security Professional (C|CSE) programs, etc., and contribute to a competent workforce that can effectively tackle the increasing threats of cyber attacks and secure the country’s digital infrastructure.

A leading training and consulting company in Saudi Arabia since 2011, PITC offers services to individuals and organizations in the private and government sectors. The collaboration between these companies will provide world-class training and certifications that will equip and upskill aspiring cybersecurity professionals in Saudi Arabia with cybersecurity knowledge and expertise to build a rewarding career in this domain.

With the government of Saudi Arabia emphasizing the need to adopt robust cybersecurity solutions, the demand for cybersecurity has risen manifold in the region. Furthermore, increasing technological advancements with the adoption of IoT and AI technologies have exacerbated Saudi Arabia’s threat landscape, raising the demand for qualified professionals to tackle emerging cyber attacks efficiently. As noted by the Research and Markets Report, the Saudi Arabian cybersecurity market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.73% between 2017-2027 and reach a valuation of 10.64 billion USD by 2027.

While the government’s initiatives in strengthening cybersecurity posture are the primary driving force behind the growing market demand, factors like complexities of rapid digitization and the massive surge in online consumerism also play a role.

Commenting on this partnership, Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of EC-Council, says, “Effective cybersecurity requires a workforce that is not only skilled but able to adapt to emerging threats. Through this partnership with PITC, EC-Council upholds its steadfast commitment to training cybersecurity professionals who demonstrate market-relevant skills in crucial domains. This partnership is a positive step towards equipping candidates in Saudi Arabia with in-demand skills, increasing their chances of landing high-paying jobs.”

Ipsos’s report on Addressing Cybersecurity Skill Shortages in the GCC Region highlights how cybersecurity decision-makers find ‘Research’ and ‘Training & Awareness’ highly relevant in achieving cybersecurity goals. The report states that cybersecurity personnel must have a general understanding of the discipline as well as specialized skills to tackle emerging cyber attacks effectively.

EC-Council’s partnership with PITC will help learners raise their cybersecurity awareness, expose them to multidisciplinary learning courses, provide hands-on skill development, and better equip them to combat the cybersecurity challenges they face during their job. This collaboration will foster the creation of a skilled cybersecurity workforce, positively contributing to the Saudi economy and the country’s vision of strengthening its overall security posture.

About EC-Council

EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. Its core 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 companies, 47 of the Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the world’s best universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programs are available in more than 140 countries and set the bar for cybersecurity education

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About Positive Interaction for Training & Consulting

Positive Interaction for Training & Consulting is a leading firm in the fields of training and consulting (both management and educational). Our services target both individuals as well as organizations in the private and government sectors. PITC, as a professional and competent consulting firm, is always one step ahead of changes and innovation in different business sectors, something which makes it the leading consulting company since 2011.

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