The Cyber Stars Initiative is now being delivered in the Middle East, this landmark cyber security awareness programme, originally developed in the UK, has now been rolled out in over 25 countries around the globe.

Why the Middle East?

Over the last few months, there has been much comment in the media about the increased cyber threat in the Middle East, in fact, it has been reported that over 77% of CEOs in the region are concerned about cyber threats. In just the last few days, there has been renewed speculation in the press that the region’s energy companies are particularly at risk, so it is fitting that the Cyber Stars Initiative is now being delivered in the Middle East. Cyber threat is about far more than data theft, increasingly politically motivated cyber crime is seeking to target Critical National Infrastructure and cause disruption to services that we are all so dependent upon. Businesses in the Middle East are particularly heavily targeted at the moment by those seeking to cause operational disruption.

The impact of cyber crime

Cyber crime has been recognised as one of the greatest threats to businesses across the globe, with estimates now indicating that such crime costs businesses a staggering $500 billion globally each year. Looking to the future, it has been suggested that cyber crime attacks could account for as much as $3 trillion in lost economic value over the next few years, so it is crucial that employees are equipped with the knowledge to deal with the growing cyber threat.

“We are pleased to be rolling out the Cyber Stars Initiative in the Middle East, and to be assisting more organisations, in more countries around the globe to vastly reduce their likelihood of becoming the victim of cyber crime,” explains Barry Searle, Director of Training at specialist training provider Intqual Pro, developer of the Cyber Stars Initiative.

How Cyber Stars can help              

The Cyber Stars Initiative has specifically been created to raise awareness amongst all employees of existing cyber threats and provide them with the confidence, knowledge and skills to tackle those threats. Raising awareness is crucial given that the vast majority of business disruption is facilitated by human error, which is why effective training is such a powerful tool in the battle against cyber crime and operational disruption.

The Cyber Stars Initiative delivers much more than a static, one-off training course, providing an effective and sustainable solution to cyber security awareness in an ever-evolving security landscape, allowing participants to continually update their knowledge and keep informed of best practice.

Your Cyber Stars

The Cyber Stars Initiative is the only cyber security awareness programme for businesses with an official UK Government regulated qualification attached – the ProQual Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Awareness for Business. You won’t find a more robust programme available, so to equip your employees with the tools they need to tackle the growing cyber threat, contact us today, call on 01462 507 007 or email

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