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New course to strengthen students’ cybersecurity skills

A recent report on cybersecurity detailed that Australia’s cybersecurity sector is facing a severe skills shortage, which is costing the nation more than A$ 400 million in lost revenue and wages.

Moreover, almost 17,600 additional cybersecurity professionals are likely to be needed by 2026.

To address this, a new cybersecurity course, developed in partnership with industry is set to arm people with the skills needed to protect their digital assets.

According to a recent press release, Cyber Security Risk and Strategy, which is a part of RMIT Online’s Future Skills portfolio, is aimed at upskilling participants to understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity and how to formulate a preventative strategy of good cyber governance with a business.

The need for cybersecurity

As technology continues to transform businesses, the threat of cyber-attacks becomes more imminent and the need to arm people with the skills required to protect digital assets from malicious activity becomes greater.

The new course addresses the need for management to understand cyber security and offers a professional pathway to help address the skills shortage in the field.

Creating this course will strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity preparedness by training Australians to fill a diverse range of technical and non-technical roles.

The rate at which technologies are advancing and turning industries and departments upside down is not slowing down, and neither should the commitment to lifelong learning.

As the Australian economy becomes more and more digitised, it is critical for Australia’s future economic prosperity that a highly skilled and educated cybersecurity workforce is built to help raise Australia’s cyber defence profile.

Background of the course

The course had been developed in consultation with industry, with one key collaborator providing mentors for the course.

The course would play an important role in helping to teach new and emerging skills and supporting a sustained skills pipeline for generations to come.

Moreover, it will cover a variety of topics within the cybersecurity ecosystem.

On top of understanding the fundamentals of cybersecurity risk and its commercial impact, course participants will learn how to apply a cybersecurity risk mitigation strategy to their organisation.

Students will also learn how topics like asset security, identity and access management and cloud security impact an enterprise’s cybersecurity.

Upon completion, students will earn an endorsed credential in cybersecurity from both the University and its partner.

An organisation’s responsibility

All organisations shared a responsibility for identifying and managing their security risks. Having the right tools and platforms in place to protect an organisation from security breaches is crucial.

The most important thing organisations can do to protect themselves, however, is to guarantee that every staff member is educated about cybersecurity risks, the threat landscape and their own role in protecting the organisation.

The Cyber Security Risk and Strategy course commences on 3 June 2019 and will run for six weeks at a cost of A$ 1,600.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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