Koenig awarded exclusive rights to conduct CCISO training program in the UAE

Tuesday 19 April 2016
Rohit Aggarwal

Dubai - MENA Herald: Koenig Solutions, a leading IT training provider and the world’s number one offshore training company, has been awarded the exclusive rights to conduct the Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) program in the UAE. The course offering is a first-of-its-kind program developed by the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills, to produce and develop top level information executives. The CCISO program will focus on the technical knowledge and the application of information security management principles from an executive management point of view.

According to Koenig senior executives, the CCISO course recognizes the real-world experience necessary to succeed at the highest executive levels of information security. It brings together all of the essential components required for a C-Level positions, including audit management, governance, IS controls, human capital management, strategic program development, and the financial expertise vital to leading a highly successful IS program. Industry experts have lauded the move to award Koenig with the exclusive rights to administer the CCISO program as the institute is widely recognized for its provision of state-of-the-art technical training and certifications on all popular IT technologies available globally. World class training at Koenig is offered through several innovative learning methods and delivery models to cater the unique requirements of a global customer base.

“The Middle East region has demonstrated a continuously growing demand for IT security experts who can efficiently manage, protect and maintain the data of today's businesses,” said Aditya Girish, Territory Manager, Koenig Solutions Ltd. “Looking to help address this demand, Koenig has been named as the exclusive training institute to offer the CCISO program--the first-of-its-kind training course that aims to produce technically skilled professionals knowledgeable and skilled to defend the core interests of their company or organization.”

With the aim to resolve the problem of global talent shortage, this course is designed to help professionals position themselves as brand ambassadors who are getting certified. Client organizations can now save costs and focus on providing better (internal as well as external) solutions to their clients. Each segment of the program has been created with the aspiring CISO in mind--looking to transfer the knowledge of seasoned professionals to the next generation in the areas that are most critical in the development and maintenance of a successful information security program. The course covers five key domains--governance, IS management controls & auditing management, management of project & operations, information security core competencies and strategic planning & finance.

“Internet security has become a primary concern in the region and we are fully equipped to meet this growing demand and need in the market. This course is intended to train the next generation of IT security professionals especially across vital areas like maintenance, protection and development of their information security programs. This exclusive offering demonstrates our continuing commitment to provide world-class fully efficient training programs to help address the IT challenges in today’s rapidly growing business world,” concluded Girish.

Koenig is home to more than 300 certified trainers who are subject matter experts in their respective domains. Koenig has 30+ authorizations including that of Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VMware, Red Hat, Novell, EC Council, Adobe, among others.

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