Computer security education is a process of recognizing values in cyber space and clarifying concepts in order to develop skills and added tools necessary to be secured and to identify threats and be proactive to them. It creates an overall perspective, especially among the youth; who are more prone to information security threats as they are greatly active in social networking platforms. It is critically important for the educational institutions to recognize this fact and equip their students with necessary skills to protect themselves and to find appropriate career paths utilizing the immense possibilities of information technology. Acknowledging this fact; University Of Dubai has integrated information security education through a partnership with EC-Council via the Academia Partnership program. Conceived by EC-Council, the program enables institutes of higher learning to deliver up to date information security education in a cost effective manner. Acknowledging the credibility and relevance of the content provided by EC-Council, University of Dubai has taken a tremendous initiative to equip the students with security skills and to build up a generation which is responsive to information security risks.
To be introduced first will be the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker program.
A Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the official approval of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification program as a new baseline skills requirement for U.S. cyber defenders. This requirement falls under the auspices of DoD Directive 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement. Directive 8570 provide clear guidance to information assurance training, certification and workforce management across all components of the DoD.
Mr. Sean Lim, Vice President of EC-Council, said, “We are confident that University of Dubai has taken an exemplary and vanguard step by participating in the EC-Council Academia Partner program. Their participation demonstrates that the local academia views seriously and acknowledges the implications of information security issues. By providing their students with information security knowledge, this university is contributing to the welfare and well-being of Dubai. We are certain that these partnerships will go a long way in developing a generation of information security experts who will be pivotal assets of the information security industry”.
“As security threats and cybercrimes are becoming more sophisticated and hostile, security professionals need to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to identify the vulnerabilities within their own systems. The CEH course provides our students with a good opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and practical skills to perform penetration testing, mitigate risk, and identify vulnerabilities that hackers could take advantage of. We are proud to be involved with the EC-Council in offering the CEH course to our students”. Dr. Faouzi Kamoun, Dean, College of IT, University of Dubai.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council)
About University of Dubai
The University of Dubai was established in 1997 by the Dubai Chamber to address skills and qualifications gaps in the workforce and to support the government's human resources development programs in the private and public sectors. In June 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, UAE and Ruler of Dubai, kindly granted the university a three million square feet piece of land at Academic City and also selected a design for a new campus.
Degree programs offered by the University of Dubai are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research in the UAE. The degree programs in the College of Business Administration are: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance and Banking, Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship Management, Supply Chain & Logistics Management and Business Economics. In the College of Information Technology the degree program is: Bachelor of Science in Computing & Information Systems.
The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and only 5% of business schools worldwide hold this prestigious international accreditation, including Harvard Business School. In addition, the Computing and Information Systems (CIS) program offered by the College of Information Technology is accredited internationally by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET*) in the USA. These two international accreditations position the University of Dubai as the number one university recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to earn such accreditations. In 2010, University of Dubai launched its MBA program which is designed to prepare business leaders and professionals for successful careers with enhanced critical thinking, oral and written communication, and decision making skills. The program will offer four double majors, which are: Leadership & Human Resource Management, Logistics & Operations Management, Accounting & Finance, and International Business & Marketing. For more information, visit our website: www.ud.ac.ae
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