TAQNIA Cyber, Koeing Solutions open cyber academy in Riyadh
The academy is set to offer security professionals advanced cyber security training programs
TAQNIA Cyber, an information security company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and IT training provider Koeing Solutions, have partnered to open a cyber academy inside Riyadh's Business Gate.
The academy is expected to develop and offer advanced IT programs and highly technical cyber security training programs for IT professionals in Saudi Arabia and surrounding countries.
According to TAQNIA Cyber senior officials, the academy will cater to the needs of cyber security experts from leading banks, financial institutions, government entities, law firms, healthcare centres, and utility and transportation providers.
The training facility will also offer Koenigs' authorisations including that of Microsoft, EC Council, PMP, Adobe and Security Management.
Abdulaziz Al Sabih, Director of Technology & Business Development, TAQNIA Cyber, added: "Every organisation in Saudi Arabia must have a realistic plan in place in order to protect its vital data. This state of the art academy will provide a strategic and essential platform and opportunity for KSA cyber security professionals to learn the very latest techniques for countering criminal IT fraud."
The new academy will enable trainees to participate in both theoretical and hands-on practical exercises, while also benefiting from training rooms, virtualisation platforms for defence and attack scenarios or cyber challenges. In addition, trainees will be able to gain benefits from field experience, flexibility and complementarity.
Koenig has also revealed that the training program calendar for the academy centre will soon be revealed and will include courses designed to provide attendees with a 'deep-drive' to master critical IT security challenges, under the supervision and guidance of industry experts from the company.
The academy will prepare security professionals such as penetration testers and network security administrators to use advanced hacking techniques and to learn how to identify and prevent threats before they impact their organisation.
Candidates will also learn how to use key forensic investigative techniques and spot potential problems through facilitated activities like sharing, exercises, group discussions and case studies, giving them more insight on how to identify intellectual property theft and fraudulent activities resulting from unauthorised access to sensitive information and misuse of sensitive data.