EC-Council partners with StarLink to create skilled cybersecurity professionals

By Mark Bowen   14 January, 2019
EC-Council partners with StarLink to create skilled cybersecurity professionals

StarLink has announced a partnership with cybersecurity credentialing body EC-Council

StarLink, the fastest growing ‘True’ Value-Added-Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region has announced a partnership with the world’s leading cybersecurity credentialing body, EC-Council, to offer cybersecurity training and credentials across the META region.

StarLink has signed up with EC-Council to deliver industry-recognised cybersecurity programs, including their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), and their c-level training, Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CICISO), as well EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI) and Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP).

The Middle East and Africa cybersecurity market is anticipated to grow at an overall compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% and will be worth $US 13.78billion by 2023. With increased internet penetration, cyberattacks are becoming more powerful, allowing hackers greater access to new technology.

The partnership of StarLink and EC-Council during this critical period will contribute to combating such cyberattacks by providing the required human talent.

“We are targeting to reach top customers across all industries, including enterprise, BFSI, oil and gas, and government and ministries. Through this partnership with EC-Council, we are positive that participants will have the opportunity to witness hands-on scenarios with real tools in an isolated training environment,” said Anuj Jain, Director of Services of StarLink

StarLink aims to expand and offer cybersecurity training programs to their partners and customers across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) regions through EC-Council. The training will initially be offered in UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi, Turkey, Egypt, and the Levant, and later will be expanded to Africa and other mature markets.

“The need for skilled cybersecurity professionals is a critical requirement and we will work together to fill that gap in META through our partnership with StarLink. As a high-quality provider in the growing security domain, StarLink’s collaboration with EC-Council will see them serve new markets quickly,” said Sean Lim, COO of EC-Council.


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