Group-IB picks HELP University to expand the cyber security horizon through specialised technical courses

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Among the first in Malaysia to form the establishment of a knowledge-exchange framework

for talents and professional development

Singapore, Friday 22 March 2024 – HELP University (HELP), a distinguished private institution of higher learning in Malaysia, and Group-IB, a leading creator of cybersecurity technologies in investigating, preventing and fighting digital crime, have announced a landmark collaboration aimed at bolstering cybersecurity education in Malaysia. This strategic partnership will focus on designing, developing, and organising cyber security and digital forensics educational programmes, courses, workshops, and consultancy initiatives. These efforts are geared towards nurturing a robust pipeline of cyber security talents in Malaysia to address the growing demand for skilled professionals in this field.

The collaboration will span across all HELP’s campuses in Malaysia, commencing immediately with the development and delivery of specialised technical courses set to begin in the upcoming academic year.

Caption: Group-IB and HELP University announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a knowledge-exchange framework that provides industry-relevant education and practical experience aligned with current and future cybersecurity standards. 
(From left) Group-IB Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Victor Jiang; Group-IB Head of Education & Training Ms. Anastasia Barinova; Group-IB APAC Head of Sales Ms. Wei See Wong; Group-IB Founder & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Dmitriy Volkov; HELP University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Andy Liew; HELP University Founder & Chancellor Prof. Dr. Paul Chan; HELP University Co-Founder Mrs. Chan-Low Kam Yoke; Corston Smith Asset Management Founder Ms. Shireen Muhiudeen; CL Heritage Deputy Executive Chairman Mr. Adam Chan; Infoline Technologies Berhad CEO Mr. Choo Wei Chuen.

“HELP is committed to providing our students and staff with industry-relevant education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in cyber security,” says Professor Dr. Andy Liew Teik Kooi, Vice-Chancellor of HELP University. He adds, “Through our partnership with Group-IB, we aim to address the cyber security skills gap in Malaysia by offering hands-on courses that enhance employability with practical knowledge and real-world application and meet the evolving demands of the industry.”

Group-IB will contribute its expertise by developing and delivering specialised technical cyber security courses and learning frameworks for HELP undergraduate and postgraduate students. This includes providing access to its technologies such as Threat Intelligence and Managed Extended Detection & Response (MXDR); training materials and modules in Incident Management, Digital Forensics and Threat Hunting; and subject matter experts to facilitate practical learning experiences. Hands-on practical experience will be emphasised to ensure that students acquire real world skills alongside theoretical knowledge. HELP will facilitate the integration of these courses into its curriculum.

“As we embark on this strategic partnership with HELP University, Group-IB is driven by a shared commitment to fortify our region’s defenses against cybercrime. By leveraging Group-IB’s expertise, cloud-based platforms, and training materials, we aim to empower HELP University students with practical skills, nurturing a pipeline of cyber security talent in Malaysia. This strategic partnership not only will help bridge the gap in cyber security skills but will enrich the university’s cyber security curriculum with industry-relevant education. Together, we will equip students with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of cyber security, making significant progress that benefits both academia and industry in Malaysia,” says Mr Dmitry Volkov, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Group-IB.

Caption: Group-IB and HELP University unveil a landmark collaboration to redefine cybersecurity education across Malaysia and groom the next generation of skilled talent and professionals for this critical field. 
(From left) Group-IB APAC Head of Sales Ms. Wei See Wong; Group-IB Founder & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Dmitriy Volkov; HELP University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Andy Liew; HELP University Founder & Chancellor Prof. Dr. Paul Chan. 

The partnership between HELP University and Group-IB will also establish a knowledge-exchange framework for HELP educators to enhance their professional development, ensuring that the programmes provide industry-relevant education aligned with current and future cyber security standards and practices.


For further information, please contact:

Juliet Chan
Director, Corporate Communications
HELP University


T: +65 3159 3798

About HELP University

HELP University was founded in 1986 and it has developed into a leading institution of higher learning in Malaysia. HELP University offers a wide range of social science, and humanities programmes, and is renowned for its psychology, accounting, business, law, education, and IT programmes. The university has embarked on a transformation journey to become the Analytics-Driven Entrepreneurial University.

In 2019, HELP University was awarded the Premier Digital Tech Institution (PDTI) status by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for being a leading digital tech-focused institution that produces high quality graduates for the workforce.

In 2020 it was awarded an overall 5 Stars rating by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) an annual publication of university rankings. QS also awarded 5 Stars to HELP for the following categories: Teaching, Employability, Academic Development, Internationalisation, Facilities, Social Responsiveness, Inclusiveness, and Business and Management Studies (MBA). In 2021, HELP University was ranked No 1 among 650 universities in Asia for Outbound Student Exchange programmes by QS Rankings World University Ranking: Asia 2021.

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About Group-IB

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Singapore, Group-IB is a leading creator of cybersecurity technologies to investigate, prevent, and fight digital crime. Combating cybercrime is in the company’s DNA, shaping its technological capabilities to defend businesses, citizens, and support law enforcement operations.

Group-IB’s Digital Crime Resistance Centers (DCRCs) are located in the Middle East, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Central Asia to help critically analyze and promptly mitigate regional and country-specific threats. These mission-critical units help Group-IB strengthen its contribution to global cybercrime prevention and continually expand its threat-hunting capabilities.

Group-IB’s decentralized and autonomous operational structure helps it offer tailored, comprehensive support services with a high level of expertise. They map and mitigate adversaries’ tactics in each region, delivering customized cybersecurity solutions tailored to risk profiles and requirements of various industries, including retail, healthcare, gaming, financial services, manufacturing, critical services, and more.

The company’s global security leaders work in synergy with some of the industry’s most advanced technologies to offer detection and response capabilities that eliminate cyber disruptions agilely.

Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform (URP) underpins its conviction to build a secure and trusted cyber environment by utilizing intelligence-driven technology and agile expertise that completely detects and defends against all nuances of digital crime. The platform proactively protects organizations’ critical infrastructure from sophisticated attacks while continuously analyzing potentially dangerous behavior all over their network.

This comprehensive suite includes the world’s most trusted Threat Intelligence, The most complete Fraud Protection, AI-powered Digital Risk Protection, Multi-layered protection with Managed Extended Detection and Response (XDR), All-infrastructure Business Email Protection, and External Attack Surface Management.

Furthermore, Group-IB’s full-cycle incident response and investigation capabilities have consistently elevated industry standards. This includes the 70,000+ hours of cybersecurity incident response completed by our sector-leading DFIR Laboratory, more than 1,400 successful investigations completed by the High-Tech Crime Investigations Department, and round-the-clock efforts of CERT-GIB.

Their solutions and services have time and again been revered by leading advisory and analyst agencies such as Aite Novarica, Forrester, Frost & Sullivan, KuppingerCole Analysts AG, Gartner and more.

Being an active partner in global investigations, Group-IB collaborates with international law enforcement organizations such as INTERPOL, EUROPOL and AFRIPOL to create a safer cyberspace. Group-IB is also a member of the EUROPOL European Cybercrime Centre’s (EC3) Advisory Group on Internet Security, which was created to foster closer cooperation between Europol and its leading non-law enforcement partners.

For more information on Group-IB, please visit