The Cyber ​​Security Council has launched the specialized “Ethical Hacker” training as part of the training programs of the “Cyber ​​Sniper” initiative, launched last year by the Council in partnership with the Federal Human Resources Authority of government.

Cyber ​​Sniper is a key part of the council’s overall strategy to secure the nation’s digital infrastructure, support secure digital transformation, and increase the preparedness of government entities to confront emerging cyber threats and develop their capabilities to counter them.

The Ethical Hacker course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to understand cyber attack methods and techniques, and how to test for vulnerabilities (security breaches) in information systems and networks before hackers can. exploit.

It also aims to equip participants with advanced penetration testing tools and programs as well as best practices for ensuring the security of information systems and networks.

Dr Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwait, Chairman of the UAE Cybersecurity Council, highlighted that the Cyber ​​Sniper initiative embodies the country’s commitment to becoming a global leader in cybersecurity. He added: “This initiative helps build a strong national cybersecurity workforce capable of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure and effectively countering evolving cyber threats. »

He highlighted that the initiative is part of the country’s broader efforts to strengthen cybersecurity culture and represents a vital step towards a secure digital future for the UAE.

The training is delivered with leading international cybersecurity partners such as SANS, EC-Council and Offsec.

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