Trend Micro announced today that they have partnered with Simon Fraser University to help train future cybersecurity professionals.
At a time in which specialized skills in cloud security is desperately needed, the new partnership will prep Canadian students with industry insights and networking opportunities while they are still in school.
“As we know, the skills demand for our industry has really grown because of the implications of COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mohammad Tayebi, Cybersecurity Researcher and Program Instructor, Simon Fraser University. “We’re really pleased to have an expert partner like Trend Micro to help make the transition from school to work seamless for our students as they gain the skills and experiences relevant to cybersecurity right now.”
Trend Micro is already providing course lectures, lab exercises and assessments in cloud security to the first cohort of SFU’s new Professional Master’s Program in Computer Science – Cybersecurity Concentration, which launched in September 2020.
In the span of 16 to 20 months, the program educates students in a broad range of cybersecurity topics. Almost half of the curriculum consists of lab work providing students with hands-on experience necessary for a successful career path in the cybersecurity field.
Students have the opportunity to explore cyber risks related to cloud infrastructure and cloud native applications. In addition, they are learning the necessary skills needed to secure these environments in an AWS lab environment using some of Trend Micro’s CloudOne solutions pertaining to cloud security posture management and runtime application self protection.
Trend Micro’s 2021 Predictions Report echoes this need for up-skilling students and the current workforce. It also stresses the need for fostering user education and training while many employees continue to work from home and mix personal and professional information online.