DIFC Academy join forces with Global Cyber Alliance

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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DIFC Academy partners with GCA
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DIFC Academy has partnered with Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in order to equip professionals and organizations with the tools and knowledge to address the most important cybersecurity challenges impacting small businesses.

DIFC Academy is the education platform of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region.

The collaboration will also empower small businesses with actionable strategies to reduce cyber risks arising from conducting any aspect of their business via email or over the Internet.

Christian Kunz-DIFC Authority
Christian Kunz
Chief Strategy, Innovation & Ventures Officer
DIFC Authority

“We are thrilled to embark on this collaborative journey with Global Cyber Alliance, uniting expertise to empower the next generation of cybersecurity leaders in DIFC and the wider UAE. Together, we aim to shape a resilient digital future through knowledge, innovation and shared commitment to cyber excellence. At DIFC Academy’s School of Future Skills, our mission aligns seamlessly with Global Cyber Alliance’s vision for a secure digital landscape, amplifying our commitment to equipping learners with cutting-edge cybersecurity skills, fostering a community of professionals and businesses ready to navigate and safeguard the evolving digital frontier.”

Under the partnership, the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, sponsored by Mastercard, will be available from the DIFC Academy’s School of Future Skills. The DIFC Academy provides a comprehensive hub of knowledge, learning solutions, and excellence for the community, to not only develop today’s professional workforce but also nurture tomorrow’s talent.

GCA Capacity and Resilience Program Director, Brian Cute, said that, “We are delighted that our small business toolkit is now accessible via the DIFC Academy’s School of Future Skills. The toolkit is a vital resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs who, by implementing the cyber hygiene measures provided in the toolkit, will be able to significantly reduce their risk of ransomware and cyberattack.”

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