1 February 2021
CTI-ME Partners with US Training Organization NW3C
Dubai-based Threat Intelligence Advisory and Distribution Company CTI-ME has launched a strategic partnership with a leading US criminal intelligence, cybercrime, and economic crime training organization, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), to bring specialized criminal investigative, intelligence, and digital forensics training to the GCC and Middle East.
CTI-ME Intelligence Advisory’s founder and CEO, Laith Alkhouri — a recognized name in the threat intelligence space — previously co-founded NY-based risk intelligence company Flashpoint, where he led the research and analysis, counterterrorism, and advanced intelligence solutions departments, working with government and enterprise clients to address emergent physical and cyber threats, including terrorism, cybercrime and insider threats. Bringing his expertise to the GCC and Middle East region, Mr. Alkhouri has developed a unique intelligence model aimed at proactively addressing security challenges with the launch of CTI-ME in Dubai.
For more than 40 years, NW3C has trained law enforcement, the enterprise, and regulatory agencies in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of cyber, economic, and high-tech crimes. NW3C offers training, support materials, and professional certifications through on-site training, live online training, webinars, technical assistance, and investigative resources to enhance the skillset and advance the investigations of government agencies and the private sector. In 2020, NW3C provided training to over 45,000 students and served nearly 100,000 members globally.
“We launched a strategic partnership with NW3C to bring top-level expertise to a highly demanding market – a region with a constant need for specialized and custom training to assist organizations in solving some of the most challenging high-tech crimes,” said Mr. Alkhouri. “NW3C’s network of experts has trained thousands of law enforcement officers and cybersecurity professionals with the mission of advancing professional skill sets and solving crimes.”
With decades of collective experience in cyber threat intelligence, CTI-ME and NW3C are working on positioning a variety of cutting-edge training courses in the region, servicing law enforcement, intelligence agencies, regulatory bodies, military entities, as well as technology, financial services, Oil & Gas, Telecom, and big data companies.
NW3C President and CEO Glen Gainer commented, “Criminals and crimes do not stop at geographic or geopolitical boundaries, which is why it is more important than ever for criminal investigators worldwide to have access to innovative training, resources, and additional means to collaborate and communicate. NW3C is proud to be working with CTI-ME to provide consistent, quality criminal investigative and digital forensic training to the GCC and Middle East.”
The NW3C provides a global support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies tasked with the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime, including expert certifications, on-site and online training, and resources, covering cybercrimes, economic crimes, digital evidence and forensics, deep and dark web, online undercover operations, and virtual currency. Visit NW3C.org for more information.