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Media Release | Unique cyber security training solution launched in Canberra

Media Release | Unique cyber security training solution launched in Canberra

  • Nov 19, 2018

In a national first, a collaborative training solution to the cyber security skills shortage has been launched today, with a new Training Security Operations Centre (TSOC) and tech-collab space opening at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).

The $1.1million project includes a virtual classroom with a cloud-based security operations centre simulating real cyber threats, giving students the chance to work through real scenarios to gain nationally-accredited qualifications.

Industry has been critical since the inception of the TSOC to ensure the right skills are being taught to fuel the demand in this fast-growing sector.

Tony Marceddo of Vault Cloud and Co-Chair of AustCyber ACT Node Advisory Board said, “CIT is leading the way with implementing education and training pathways to help address the critical issue of growing and upskilling our cyber security workforce.”

Owen Pierce of the Industry Growth Centre AustCyber says CIT is providing leadership in cyber security training and workforce development which is being recognised by the number of students enrolled and seeking to enrol in CIT’s cyber security programs.

“CIT has demonstrated their willingness to work with broad section of TAFEs nationally to ensure that they are collectively training the future-ready cyber security workforce that Australian employers need. AustCyber is a proud supporter of CIT and is thrilled to be involved in the development of their Training Security Operations Centre,” Mr Pierce said.

CIT has seen 168 enrolments in cyber security courses since March 2018. Students have travelled to Singapore on an outbound VET mobility program and some are also involved in virtual mentoring, where industry-based cyber experts mentor students.

The TSOC has been funded by AustCyber and the ACT Government and is a collaboration between CIT, Nova Systems, Fifth Domain and ANU.

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View the original release here.

CIT Media Contact:

Lauren Hall       T (02) 6205 2059      M  0421 871 880    E Lauren.Hall@cit.edu.au

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