The collaboration empowers the young generation with cybersecurity skills through precise educational content for “Cybersecurity for Juniors”, a new program that is part of ITI Cybersecurity Academy on Mahara-Tech. Taking a step further, Kaspersky will also provide 1000 participants with Safe Kids app subscriptions through this collaboration.
The Internet has penetrated every aspect of our lives. So much, that it has blurred private and public boundaries, often putting the lives of people and children in danger. When it comes to children, we at Kaspersky strongly believe that early education is critical for building a safe and secure online environment. Our collaboration with ITI is another step in this direction and we aim to set a benchmark. We want to showcase the importance of partnership between the government and private companies to harness the benefits of being cyber aware and using it to protect our children, offline and online.Genie Sugene Gan, Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, APJ & META Regions, Kaspersky
As our lives feel the impact of digitization, the importance of cybersecurity grows more and more. Our mission has always been to provide educational tools, programs and content that can help children, parents and educators easily adapt to this hyperconnected world. This is why our collaboration with Kaspersky is important. We want to elevate the level of cybersecurity awareness among children, right from an early age. We want them to be aware of online risks and enable them to cultivate habits that can keep them safe and protected online.Dr. Heba Saleh, Director, ITI
ITI and Kaspersky have worked together throughout the previous years in the field of cybersecurity training for university undergraduates.
The Information Technology Institute (ITI) was established back in 1993 and became one of the MCIT’s affiliates in 2005. Its main mission revolves around ICT human capacity development. For over 30 years, ITI has kept updating its training portfolio through continuous monitoring of future global tech trends, as well as the country’s national and mega projects.
ITI programs served thousands of Egyptian youth from different Egyptian governorates, who graduated from different academic backgrounds, thanks to the rich programs that built on their academic experience leveraging their future employment opportunities. These programs include development, content design, game development, Geographic Information System, media and animation, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, among others. ITI has a wide network of relations with industry and academia, empowering its curriculum and helping in reaching out talents in most of Egypt’s universities and governorates.
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 240,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.
Understanding that early education can benefit children to be safe online, Kaspersky will provide effective, entertaining and interactive content in Arabic to tackle topics such as online cyber risks, data privacy and cyber bullying. To make cybersecurity topics easier to understand and learn, children and parents will also have access to Kaspersky’s second internet safety storybook (titled “Midori Kuma and a very special race”) in Arabic on the platform.