Saint Augustine’s Univesity (SAU) has partnered with the Worldwide Informational System Safety Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)² to arrange college students for careers in cybersecurity.
(ISC)² is the world’s main and most outstanding non-profit group that gives safety coaching and certificates for cybersecurity professionals.
“This partnership is a essential step ahead in reimagining the core competencies of an SAU graduate within the areas of Science, Know-how, Analysis, Arts, and Arithmetic,” mentioned SAU President Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail.
“We are actually positioned to fulfill the range, fairness, and inclusion wants of a quickly rising cybersecurity workforce.”
– Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail, SAU President
This partnership will assist develop the cybersecurity workforce as it’s experiencing a essential scarcity of extremely skilled and authorized professionals.
Veronica Creech, Vice President for Financial Improvement & Exterior Engagement at SAU mentioned “In keeping with (ISC)²’s 2021 Cybersecurity Workforce Research, the Cybersecurity Workforce Estimate and Cybersecurity Workforce Hole recommend the worldwide cybersecurity workforce must develop 65% to successfully defend organizations’ essential property.”
“Saint Augustine’s College is uniquely positioned to coach as we speak’s expertise for as we speak’s cybersecurity workforce. Our management is honored to be blazing a path in closing these gaps in partnership with (ISC)².”
In keeping with the college, SAU college students can obtain any (ISC)² certification to diversify the expertise pipeline of cybersecurity professionals and the talent and validation wanted for the sphere. This certification may even exhibit to employers that they’ve the mandatory data, abilities, and talents for an entry-level cybersecurity job.
This partnership comes as a precursor for SAU’s relaunching of their Bachelor of Science diploma in Laptop Science. College students may have a chance to focus their diploma in 4 key areas: Cybersecurity, Synthetic Intelligence, Information Science, and Simulation and Recreation Design.
“Cybersecurity is nationwide safety,” mentioned Dr. Terry Kidd, Vice President of Strategic Planning, Analysis, Know-how and Innovation. “With this synergistic partnership, SAU will equip college students with the data, analysis, and abilities wanted not just for their careers, however for making an enduring affect on the nation’s safety throughout industries and organizations. We, at SAU, are proud to announce this initiative alongside so many others who share a powerful dedication to addressing our cybersecurity workforce challenges. We stay up for constructing extra public-private partnerships wanted to perform this shared purpose.”