Group-IB opens innovative education hub at Dubai HQ

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Group-IB has launched the Group-IB Training Center at the company’s Digital Crime Resistance Center in Dubai.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Singapore, Group-IB is a leading creator of cybersecurity technologies to investigate, prevent, and fight digital crime.

This innovative education hub, which is strategically located in Dubai Internet City, will enable Group-IB to provide a high-quality, analyst-led cybersecurity training and simulation experience that will upskill cybersecurity and IT professionals in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Ashraf Koheil
Ashraf Koheil
Regional Sales Director MEA

“The Group-IB Training Center will make a major contribution to the cybersecurity ecosystem in the United Arab Emirates and the MEA region more broadly. Group-IB’s commitment to practitioner-based teaching means that participants in our custom and off-the-shelf training courses will have access to the brightest minds in cybersecurity as well as the latest information on the regional threat landscape. With our training and simulation programs, cybersecurity professionals, or those in IT looking to pivot into this industry, will get a full 360-degree cybersecurity training experience that will significantly shape their future development.”

The experts in the facility will deliver custom training and simulation programs, offering both custom training and instruction on any of the company’s core modules touching on all aspects of cybersecurity, including incident response, digital forensics, threat hunting, and high-tech cybercrime investigations. All courses are delivered by Group-IB’s world-class GCFA, EnCE, and MCFE-certified analysts, who are part of a team that has already accumulated more than 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response.

According to the statement, this is done as part of the company’s dedication to providing practitioner-based teaching that will enable participants to receive real-world insights and up-to-date information on the latest cyber threats drawn from the hands-on experience of Group-IB’s experts. The Group-IB Training Program will also be continuously updated, with course materials containing relevant materials and first-hand cybersecurity insights.

Group-IB opened the doors to its MEA-based Digital Crime Resistance Center in May 2021. The United Arab Emirates was chosen to be the site of Group-IB’s MEA HQ due to the country’s position as a key global player in cross-border efforts to combat cybercrime.

“This regional HQ offers all core Group-IB technological competencies and is staffed by subject-matter experts from the company’s key business units: High-Tech Crime Investigations, Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) lab, Threat Intelligence, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB), Fraud Protection teams, and Digital Risk Protection department,” as per the statement.

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