Muscat University launches two e-learning courses

MUSCAT: Muscat University, in collaboration with National Security Services Group (NSSG) and Templar Executives, announced the launch of two world class Cyber Security Courses delivering knowledge of best practices in cyber security to all citizens.
The initiative will contribute to the national strategy for a sustainable knowledge-based economy by providing easy to access and assimilate, training and education, that supports the upskilling of individuals and the development of a Digital Society for Oman.
The two courses, covering Cyber Security Awareness and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are certified by the world famous British Intelligence Agency GCHQ. On successful completion of each course, candidates will receive a personalised certificate carrying the seal of GCHQ as well as Muscat University.
The CSA course will enable organisations to raise their level of cyber security awareness and knowledge quickly, efficiently and effectively. It will also provide a holistic overview and understanding of cyber security, including the latest trends and threats such as Malware, Phishing, and Ransomware attacks and the Insider Threat.
The GDPR course provides knowledge of the EU General Data Protection Regulation enforced from May 25.
This important legislation has wide-reaching impacts for all organisations who collect, manage, process and store personally identifiable and personal sensitive data for EU citizens, anywhere in the world.
It applies to every Omani organisation and individual operating, or wishing to trade, in Europe or using data from European Economic Area. The course covers the critical topics which will help learners understand the main principles of the GDPR.
It also summarises roles and responsibilities and introduces key steps and guidance for both individuals and organisations to prepare for the GDPR and operate successfully where it is in force.