The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) at UNSW Canberra and (ISC)2, the global not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals, announced yesterday their joint partnership to strengthen capacity building in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
Under this partnership, (ISC)² will provide UNSW students and professionals in Canberra with educational courseware to help them gain the knowledge, skills and industry certifications needed to enter the cyber security workforce. Meanwhile, UNSW Canberra will provide subject matter experts to assist with the delivery of (ISC)² training courses throughout the region.
The (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) and Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) CBK - a compendium of information and software security topics - will be incorporated into the existing cyber security program curriculum of UNSW Canberra.
Official (ISC)² certification training courses will now be offered there as well. ACCS will provide technical advice to (ISC)² on further expanding cybersecurity education and thought leadership throughout APAC.
Professor Jill Slay AM, director of ACCS at UNSW Canberra, believes that this strategic alliance enables the building of a "cohort cybersecurity workers to serve as thought leaders in legal, policy and technical domains."
Clayton Jones, managing director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)² added, "Building a global workforce requires a strategic, collaborative approach to education. By teaming up with UNSW Canberra, (ISC)² will be in a stronger position to educate information security professionals in Australia and ultimately, throughout Asia-Pacific."
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