Strategic Collaboration between EC-Council and the United Cooperative Assurance, KSA

September 29th 2021, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Security awareness is a significant cause for concern for organizations, and never more so than when users are working remotely. The use of cloud-based collaboration tools to facilitate remote work has increased the amount of sensitive data accessed by end-users. As a result, organizations are more prone to security vulnerabilities and insider threats.

To raise cybersecurity awareness in Saudi Arabia, EC-Council and UCA, a leading insurance company in the KSA region, have teamed up to assist businesses in carrying out the overarching theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” This partnership is a comprehensive effort to empower businesses in the region to be better equipped at addressing threats through security awareness training and the implementation of on-site solutions.

As an EC-Council MSSP Partner, UCA is dedicated to developing specific industry solutions for organizations to mitigate and manage security weaknesses in network devices and systems such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, antivirus software, virtual private networks, and more. Through this partnership, UCA will provide anti-phishing solutions to mitigate social engineering attacks, phishing solutions with ready-to-use training modules, and preventive controls to ensure organizations and individuals are prepared to defend themselves against cyberattacks.

“As our country is increasingly transitioning into the digital space, our goal becomes simple: safety, security, and privacy. We should not ask our customers to make a tradeoff between them. Through our collaboration with EC-Council, we hope to bring a positive change for the stakeholders involved in this journey,” says Mr. Mohammed Basrawi, CEO, United Cooperative Assurance.

Commenting on the partnership, Jay Bavisi, President & CEO of the EC-Council Group, said, “We are proud to be collaborating with United Cooperative Assurance. This strategic partnership will foster an inclusive environment where sophisticated cybersecurity techniques and creative awareness-building exercises can be developed. To strengthen business infrastructure, we must be prepared for any eventuality and increase awareness and security. This association will ensure that future cybersecurity concerns may be addressed from both an individual and an organizational perspective.”

On June 30, 2021, UCA implemented Aware’s On-Premises Security Awareness Training and Phishing Solutions, which were customized as per the security requirements of the organization by EC-Council.

About United Cooperative Assurance

United Cooperative Assurance (UCA), a cooperative insurance company listed on Tadawul since May 2008 with a paid-up capital of SAR 400 million. The company started the underwriting insurance business on 1st January 2009. Since its foundation, UCA has appointed experienced staff with high technical capabilities to fulfill the immediate and future needs of their clients and having constantly anticipated the daily demand of new insurance coverage and making them available. UCA still repeats the same story of success day after day presenting the same high standards of quality, service and integrity. UCA positions itself as one of the insurance industry leaders in the kingdom.

About EC-Council

EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. They help organizations, educators, and governments as well as individuals to address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while also providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. Trusted by seven of the Fortune 10; 47 of the Fortune 100; the Department of Defense; Intelligence Community; NATO; and over 2,000 of the best universities, colleges, and training companies. Their programs have made their way to 140 Countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education.

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