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Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:56

Kaspersky to help train Swinburne students in cyber security

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Security firm Kaspersky Lab and Swinburne University of Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding to support cyber security education and help bridge Australia's skill gap in this area.

A statement from Kaspersky Lab said the deal would help improve the cyber security education in courses run by Swinburne's School of Software and Electrical Engineering.

Swinburne students and teaching staff will be able to take advantage of the "train the trainer" program that provides information on industry insights and best practices.

“This partnership will enable our staff to remain at the cutting-edge of cyber security technology in Australia and the world,” said Professor Hung Nguyen, pro vice-chancellor of Swinburne’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

“Our students will better learn how to apply the knowledge they are learning to real-life problems, giving them a competitive advantage in this growing industry.

"Together with Kaspersky Lab we can foster the development of educational and research projects in the field of cyber security."

Kaspersky Lab ANZ general manager Margrith Appleby said: “The current skills shortage is a result of a lack of defined career paths. We believe our partnership with Swinburne within their respective faculties in software, engineering, science and technology will ensure the development in training and educational content for a new future of cyber security experts in Australia.”

Kaspersky Lab has previously signed three separate deals with Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Temasec Polytechnic.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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