ICDL Arabia aims to certify 40,000 on security

ICDL security certification aims to raise general security awareness and knowledge

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ICDL Arabia aims to certify 40,000 on security Ezzo: Lack of awareness is one of the biggest causes of security incidents. (ITP Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 3, 2015

ICDL Arabia has announced that it will provide its IT security certification to 40,000 candidates in the GCC.

The courses will be delivered to improve general security awareness and increase basic security skills to improve overall security readiness in the region. ICDL Arabia said that it will work with authorities in education, ICT policymakers and law enforcement across the GCC region to drive the certifications.

ICDL Arabia's IT Security certification programme allows candidates to realise the concepts of ICT security so that they can maintain a secure network connection, browse the internet safely, and manage data and information appropriately. The content of the program covers topics such as security concepts, malware, network security, secure web use, communications and secure data management. The skills gained will also enable candidates to protect their devices from unauthorised access, know about different types of networks, and understand the etiquettes of emails and instant messaging.

Jamil Ezzo, director general, ICDL Arabia, said: "It is evident that people's lack of awareness about IT security often leads to the biggest threats to privacy, causing irreparable damage exposing individuals and organisations to identity theft, extortion, loss of data and misuse of financial information. It is equally important to spread IT security awareness from within our education, workplace and household; hence we call on all policy and decision makers within the public and private sectors to give the utmost priority to this subject and invest in spreading awareness to avert these risks. For this reason, ICDL Arabia offers a comprehensive certification on IT security and has partnered with several regional public sector organisations to grant over 40,000 certifications. The strategic and timely move demonstrates our keenness to extend our support to regional governments and businesses, so that they understand the seriousness of the threat and ensure that employees are trained to keep their personal information as well as vital company information secured."

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