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HKIT and global cybersecurity certification body partner to develop talent

Technological innovation drives the development of the education industry. This is no less true in Hong Kong where its education industry is expected to witness a rise of opportunities as week as challenges.

Hong Kong is now moving from the traditional learning environment to a more global online environment. In doing so, the city hopes to create, transmit, and apply knowledge in alignment with the natural process of learning.

To withstand this complex learning environment, the Hong Kong Institute of Technology has partnered with a global leader in InfoSec Cyber Security certification programs to meet the market demand and ensure industry-oriented education in the form of certified programs in cybersecurity.

The Hong Kong Institute of Technology (HKIT) is a diversified, self-financed and not-for-profit institute offering various programs at post-secondary levels.

Being recognized for global exposure, HKIT offers full-time as well as part-time overseas degrees that are accredited in Hong Kong and internationally recognized.

The institute’s accredited program ranges from Yi Jin level to associate degree, overseas bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree.

The students can select from among 20 study areas in three majors including Art, Business Administration and Science and Technology, which are accredited by Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).

The firm that is partnering HKIT has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002.

Hong Kong faces the second-highest risk of cybersecurity attacks in Asia and is narrowly behind India, which shares the first position, according to a survey.

The city, which is a hub for international trade and investment, is also one of the world’s thriving economies. This makes one of the regions with the highest demand for cybersecurity professionals.

Interestingly, Hong Kong has also been identified as among the few regions in the world which is willing to invest in IT security workforce.

The government has taken several measures to apprehend Hong Kong as a hub for technology innovation; the Greater Bay Area project is one of the initiatives.

To furthermore promote the growth of innovation and technology, The Hong Kong government has also assigned an investment of HK$50 billion in the latest budget.

The government’s collaboration with national and U.S. technology companies and universities has encouraged them to establish themselves in Hong Kong in order to strengthen the city’s IT infrastructure. This led to the growth of technology start-ups by 23.6% and 41% increase in employment.

The cyber and information security analysts in Hong Kong are earning an average of HK$510,000 annually. The alliance will open a broader career and earning opportunities to the students of the Hong Kong Institute of Technology.

Thus, HKIT’s partnership with the firm will help in strengthening and securing the growing IT infrastructure of Hong Kong.

The collaboration of the Hong Kong Institute of Technology with the company will create a learning opportunity for those cybersecurity enthusiasts who are looking forward to online education without forgoing their present obligations.

The most-digitalized cities of the world are still facing the insecurity of cyber threats due to a shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals.

Providing more flexible and convenient solutions to educate and certify cybersecurity professionals is constantly on the firm’s agenda. Hence, collaborations like these will help the firm in reaching many people across the world.

Its training and certification programs will increase the level of competence and awareness of the students of the Hong Kong Institute of Technology.

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