InfoWatch Gulf's Cybersecurity Day at Heriot-Watt Univ. in Dubai

InfoWatch Gulf, InfoWatch Group’s Middle Eastern office, has organized Cybersecurity Awareness Day at Heriot-Watt University campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Kristina Tantsyura, CEO of InfoWatch Gulf, together with the company’s specialists, delivered lectures on information security, digital hygiene, safe behavior on social media, and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

50 students who attended the event met leading cybersecurity experts and learned about possible internship and employment with InfoWatch Gulf.


“The progress of digital technology over the last few years has brought both ample business opportunities and new information security threats, with more and more attention being drawn to this issue year after year. Cyber criminals can target anything, from critical infrastructure facilities and enterprises to digitally illiterate users,” noted Kristina Tantsyura. “Since the information security market is in desperate need of young talented specialists, businesses can truly help overcome this shortage and improve cyber literacy in general by partnering with educational institutions. The event we organized together with top University lecturers attracted many students, and we are looking forward to expanding our cooperation with the University in the future.”


In 2019, InfoWatch Group opened InfoWatch Academy, a cybersecurity educational center in the Middle East operated by InfoWatch Gulf, that offers here both short- and mid-term cybersecurity courses and programs, as well as special training courses in creating enterprise Data Leak Prevention (DLP) solutions. In addition, the company arranges internship programs for UAE students. In 2018, Ajman University students completed intern training in enterprise cybersecurity at InfoWatch Gulf.


Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt University is divided into six schools and Edinburgh Business School, the graduate school of business. The University has campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia and over 50 accredited partners in 30 countries, including Russia.


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