Skills shortage in cybersecurity has been one of the major concerns in the industry as the number of breaches and hacking continue to rise. To address this issue, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky signed a three-year agreement with Temasek Polytechnic (TP), an institute of higher learning in Singapore, to offer cybersecurity courses for corporate practitioners and members of the public in Singapore.
In the partnership, Kaspersky, backed by its expertise in the field, will be providing the training and accreditation as an “Authorized Trainer for Kaspersky” to TP.
“To meet the challenges of the future economy, it is imperative for private companies like us to help develop a pool of cybersecurity experts who can help build a nation’s digital resilience,” Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director, APAC, Kaspersky, said in a statement. “We are well aware that the shortage of IT talent continues to pose a challenge to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and with this collaboration, we hope to mold more future-ready local talents in the field of cybersecurity.”
Kaspersky will be offering courses in malware reverse engineering, incident response and digital forensics, as well as security monitoring and cyber threat hunting under the SkillsFuture Series, through TP. Participants who will complete the courses will receive joint certificates from Kaspersky and TP.
TP staff will undergo a “train-the-trainer” program for them to be more effective in teaching the courses as well as expand their knowledge of cybersecurity trends and technologies.
“As the lead Institution of Higher Learning for the emerging cybersecurity sector, Temasek Polytechnic is committed to being at the forefront of combating malicious attacks,” said John Leong, director, Temasek SkillsFuture Academy. “We look forward to the exchange of expertise that will further enhance our suite of courses in this field, in our continued effort to upskill working professionals against evolving digital threats.”