ST. PETERSBURG– Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), the global organization for professional services and education and Russia's Group-IB, an international cyber security company specialized in cyber-attack prevention and Intellectual Property protection signed an MoU to strengthen cooperation in the fields of Information Security, Cyber Education and Training worldwide.

According to the MoU signed on the sidelines of the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum held under the Patronage of the Russian President HE Mr. Vladimir Putin and in the presence of the Chinese President HE Mr. Xi Jinping with the participation of more than 17000 officials and business leaders, the two parties will focus on Intellectual Property protection which plays an important role in the economic progress, and enhances intellectual potential and growth in addition to Cyber Education and Training.

It is worth noting that Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)," the global IPR leader has completed more than 500,000 trademark registrations worldwide and its Chairman HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the development of IP law and practice.

HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of TAG.Global who delivered a speech at the Forum entitled "Promoting Russian-Arab Relations Economic, Educational and Cultural Relationships" with special focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in various fields signed the MoU with Mr. Ilya Sachkov, Founder and CEO of Group-IB which will strongly focus on creating a safer environment for IP owners around the world and contribute to the delivery of educational services to impart essential cyber security knowledge and skills to ensure a stable and cyber resilient digital economy.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said: "There are many opportunities and fields to cooperate in and we salute Group-IB for their dedication and professionalism. We are happy to share experience and work together for the benefit of our world. We have strong presence through our 110 offices around the world and I am sure we both can contribute significantly in providing the best service."

Meanwhile, Sachkov, Group-IB CEO and Founder said: "TAG.Global is the leading IP registration and management provider in the Arab region and has a wealth of knowledge about the problems local customers face in the IP area. Companies in the region will be able to take advantage of the unique synergy between Group-IB’s next generation Intellectual Property Protection technologies, and TAG.Global’s experience and an outstanding record of success among its clients. We look forward to expanding our outreach in the region and are confident that the MoU signed with TAG.Global is a significant step in this direction.”

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, who led the first United Nations multi-stakeholder Task Force, the UN ICT Taskforce which contributed significantly to bringing the IT and the development communities together and succeeded in putting technology in the service of the UN Development Goals and Mr. Sachkov discussed possible areas of cooperation include joint cybersecurity and IP protection initiatives on a global scale, and promoting unique intelligence driven IP protection technologies all over the world through cooperating in various sectors.

In addition, TAG.Global and the CERT-GIB (Group-IB Computer Emergency Response Team), a member of the FIRST and Trusted Introducer international associations, will cooperate in enabling local companies to eliminate IP violations online promptly and efficiently while minimizing financial and reputational damage to their brands.

About TAG.Global
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) is a global leading group for professional services, education, capacity building and intellectual property. For over 47 years, TAG.Global has been developing the infrastructure of interaction between business communities of diverse countries. Today, TAG.Global is: 140 professional companies, 150 professional partnerships, 110 offices around the world, including Russia, 150 representative offices, over 1,000,000 clients (annual increase 25,000 clients), over 350 international awards, over 250 educational partnerships, over 150 professional partnerships, over 500 memberships in international organizations.

About Group-IB 
Group-IB is a leading provider of solutions aimed at detection and prevention of cyberattacks, online fraud, and IP protection. Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s technological leadership is built on the company’s sixteen years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations around the world and 55,000 hours of cyber security incident response accumulated in the largest forensic laboratory in Eastern Europe and a round-the-clock monitoring center providing a rapid response to cyber incidents—CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of INTERPOL, Europol, and has been recommended by the OSCE as a cybersecurity solutions provider. Group-IB is a member of the World Economic Forum.