Zayed University, and AccessData Group, have announced a joint collaboration in an effort to raise awareness and the standard of education in the area of digital forensics and cyber security.
In an event today at the University campus attended by a large number of government and commercial sector attendees, the company unveiled its revolutionary Forensic Toolkit 4.0 (FTK ) as part of it's official 52 city global launch. One of AccessData's local partners will be donating academic licences of the product to equip and modernise the University's digital forensics laboratory. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the software as part of their Masters programme in Digital Forensics. AccessData is looking to recruit graduates from the University on completion of the course and place them in relevant projects across the region as part of the collaboration.
Speaking at the event, Geoff Brooks, Regional Sales Manager, Middle East, Africa and India at AccessData said, " We believe that by aligning with leading educational institutions like Zayed University and by helping educate the country's next generation of business professionals and leaders in the latest cyber security technologies, we can contribute to reducing the impact of cyber crime in the long term. " For his part Dr. Ibrahim Baggili, Assistant Professor and Director of the Advanced Cyber Forensics Research Laboratory at Zayed University said: "Zayed University is a pioneer in the area of digital forensics in the Middle East and as we continue to produce cutting edge research in this domain, it is critical that we align ourselves with companies like AccessData so we can use their tools to teach our students."