CyberCX to launch security academy in New Zealand

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CyberCX to launch security academy in New Zealand
John Paitaridis, CyberCX chief executive.

Cybersecurity services company CyberCX intends to bring over to New Zealand its Academy training programme that was launched in Australia this week.

Head of sales for CyberCX Michael Weinstock, confirmed the plans to CRN NZ.

"CyberCX plans to launch the academy structure in New Zealand before the end of 2022.

"In the meantime, we are continuing with our associate program," Weinstock said.

Across the Tasman, CyberCX said the training programme aims to deliver 500 new security professionals over the next three years, CRN AU reported.

The CyberCX Academy combines classroom training with practical experience for participants, with cyber security experts from the company serving as mentors.

CyberCX Academy is the largest private sector training academy for cyber security professionals in Australia, with the aim of developing “world-class homegrown talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to help address the chronic skills shortage facing the cyber security industry,” the security vendor claimed.

The programme provide certifications across cyber domains including security testing, cloud security, governance, risk and compliance, identity management, digital forensics and incident response.

“At CyberCX our mission is to secure our communities and that is why we are proud to be making the largest private sector investment in the future of Australia’s cyber security workforce,” the companys chief executive John Paitaridis said.

Paitaridis added the scarcity of a cyber trained workforce is one of the biggest issues facing the economy, which he said needs a step change in investment and approach.


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