MBRF, Darkmatter team up to develop UAE talent
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation first to join the ATP initiative by Darkmatter
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) and Darkmatter Group are teaming up to develop cybersecurity talent for the UAE.
Darkmatter Group has created the Associate Talent Programme (ATP) which will see the company partner with universities and government organisations across the UAE in a joint effort to develop and employ local cybersecurity talent. The MBRF is the first signatory to the new programme.
“The growth of the cybersecurity industry and the investment made by companies such as Darkmatter Group has been significant and we want to ensure it remains a thriving and sustainable sector within the national economy for decades to come,” says HE Jamal bin Huwaireb, Cultural Advisor to the Government of Dubai & CEO of MBRF.
Under the initiative, Darkmatter Group will hire and develop individuals currently studying in the fields of computer science, software development, data science, cybersecurity and STEM fields. MBRF will support by recruiting top graduates from across its network and partners, which includes the Ministry of Youth, Emirates Scientists Council, the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Development Programme.
“We view the long-term success of the Group as being contingent on developing a pipeline of UAE experts and innovators in the digital technology and cyber security domains,” Karim Sabbagh, CEO of Darkmatter Group says.