Dubai, UAE – SecureLink, the Trusted Risk Advisor in the META region and the British University in Dubai (BUiD) has entered into an agreement to empower cyber professionals accelerate their career paths with advanced cybersecurity qualifications.

BUiD, in affiliation with well-known universities in the UK is known for providing world-class education with high standards of training and research facilities to students and aspiring professionals in the Middle East.  All their courses contribute towards technological innovation and are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education, making them the right choice for someone who is aiming for a successful career move

Under this alliance, cyber pros – be it experienced, or freshers can get hands-on experience and can excel in the below-mentioned domains that are prudently mapped and developed to comply with the NIST NICE framework.  Thus, enabling candidates enhance their cybersecurity skills across multiple spheres as well as provide enterprises with professionals with the right skillset.  These certifications are offered by BUiD in collaboration with Phase 2 Advantage and SecureLink:

  • Certified Cyber Incident Response Manager (C-CIRM)
  • Certified Cyber Security Operations Manager (C-CSOM)
  • Certified Disaster Response and Recovery Manager (C-DRRM)
  • Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager (C-NFAM)
  • Certified Network Infiltration & Assessment Specialist (C-NIAS)

Mahmoud Nimer, President, StarLink Group commented that, “Lack of skilled cybersecurity professional puts an organization at high risk. Most organizations opt for ‘on-the-job’ cybersecurity work experience which may not be sufficient to keep up with the evolving and complex nature of cyber threats.  Our association with BUiD is aimed at building a new breed of highly skilled cybersecurity workforce to enable organizations become cyber-resilient.”

To that he also added that, “Investing in your very own security teams is definitely a cost-effective way of sprucing up an organization cybersecurity environment.  So, along with increasing the security budgets, a mindful allocation for trainings should also be taken into consideration.”

BUiD’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, said, “BUiD is a research-based university, designed to contribute to the technological innovation and socio-economic development of the Arab world and beyond. Through our partnership with SecureLink, we will be offering different types of cybersecurity certifications which will enable professionals to enhance their level of experience and provide them with the necessary skills needed to succeed.”


About SecureLink

SecureLink is a risk advisory firm headquartered in Dubai, UAE and part of the StarLink Group of companies that has a turnover of USD 500 Million, over 375 employees and presence in 20 countries in the META region, including UK and USA.  SecureLink is an independent advisory firm assisting customers in identifying, mitigating, and managing their business risks. SecureLink provides comprehensive assessment of risks across People, Process & Technology and helps with the right governance frameworks to ensure that risks are continuously monitored and acted upon. SecureLink offers these services via its partner community to develop frameworks and implement platforms for automation of governance, risk and compliance requirements. For more information about SecureLink, please visit 

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About British University in Dubai (BUiD)

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) offers a unique not-for-profit brand of higher education with high standards for study and research designed to contribute to the technological innovation and socio-economic development of the Arab world and beyond. 

BUiD works in collaboration with leading organisations and institutions including its major contributing partner the Knowledge Fund Establishment, Atkins, the UAE Ministry of Education, and government and associated bodies across the UAE’s public and private sectors.

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