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RMIT launches new cybersecurity courses in Asia’s booming tech hub

RMIT University in partnership with Infinite Learning officially launched its first cybersecurity short courses at Nongsa Digital Park (NDP) in Indonesia, as part of a strategic partnership signed between the two institutions at the end of 2021.

The inaugural cybersecurity courses will be delivered by RMIT’s College of Vocational Education and are part of the university’s Future Technologies cluster.

About twenty students will follow the introduction to cybersecurity (2-day workshop) and the basics of cybersecurity (5-day workshop) at Nongsa Digital Park, located on the island of Batam in Indonesia.

The launch of the new courses on May 17 reflects RMIT’s expanded presence in the Asia-Pacific region and its continued focus on developing partnerships to help fill critical workforce skills gaps in the region. .

Peter Coloe, RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Professor, said the University was delighted that its long history of learning partnerships in the region continues to help organizations and entire sectors upskill for current jobs. and future.

“RMIT has been active in the Asia-Pacific region for over 30 years and it is exciting that students of our new cybersecurity courses are joining a cohort of 50,000 alumni in the region,” he said. .

“Our partnership with Infinite Learning positions RMIT at the digital epicenter of Asia-Pacific, as we continue to work with partner institutions in response to government and workforce needs,” he said. he declares.

Infinite Learning is the educational division of Infinite Studios (IS), a global media leader in television, film and animation, which works with international giants such as Warner Media, Disney and Netflix, and is part of the group that owns and operates Nongsa Digital Park, a high-level technology hub supported by the governments of Indonesia and Singapore.

Located on Batam Island, Indonesia, Nongsa Digital Park has been described as a “digital bridge” connecting Indonesia to Singapore and the rest of the world and key to boosting the digital economy in the region.

In 2020, it was granted Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status by the Indonesian government and enjoys high-quality broadband connectivity.

Marco Bardelli, Senior Executive Director of Nongsa Digital Park and Infinite Studios, said the launch of the inaugural cybersecurity courses was an exciting next step in its partnership with RMIT to help educate and prepare local talent to can contribute to the growth and digital security of the region. sector.

“With a base in one of the region’s most exciting technology hubs, RMIT, together with Infinite Learning, is well placed to provide specialized professional courses to a market that has a strong appetite for capacity building in a digital sector. rapidly changing,” he mentioned.

RMIT College of Vocational Education Deputy Vice-Chancellor Mish Eastman said the two new crash courses “will give students the skills they need for tomorrow’s jobs in the cybersecurity industry.”

“By providing the most in-demand and relevant training for students, these new courses will allow students to explore the world of cybersecurity and its impact and learn valuable security principles for defending networks,” Eastman said.

The intensive 2-day Introduction to Cybersecurity course is designed for beginners to develop an understanding of the world of cybersecurity and its impact, as well as the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.

The intensive 5-day Cyber ​​Security Essentials course is an intermediate level course designed to give students an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies and procedures used to defend networks.

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