Updated: 12/18/2013 19:00

Singapore Poly launches Singapore's first Cyber Security Academy



Singapore Poly launches Singapore's first Cyber Security Academy

The Singapore Polytechnic has launched the first Cyber Security Academy in Singapore to address the shortage of IT security professionals in the industry. 

One highlight is a five-day Continuing Education and Training or CET programme that is open to those from the IT sector. 

This will equip working professionals with skills in conducting cyber-security operations. 

Housed in SP's existing Cyber Wargame Centre, the course will be conducted by SP and Ixia, an IT firm specialising in cybersecurity. 

The Academy will also have a suite of cyber defence assessment services to allow organisations to test the resiliency of their IT systems against cyber attacks. 

According to the Ministry of Communications and Information, there were just about 1,200 IT security specialists in Singapore last year. 

And they account for less than one per cent of all infocomm workers here.

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