Friday, April 19, 2024

Cyber defence goes viral at new training centre

Students at a new high tech cyber security training hub at TAFE Queensland’s Coomera campus are set to receive world-class training in how to monitor, detect and contain IT threats across critical applications, devices, and systems.

The new Cyber Security Training Operation Centre (CSTOC), opened today by Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Di Farmer, is aiming to provide local industry with a pipeline of skilled workers for the future.

Minister Farmer said the Coomera Campus’ training centre will integrate with the other Cyber Security Training Operations Centres located at TAFE Queensland’s Mooloolaba, South Bank and Cairns campuses.

“The 2022 cyber-attacks have shown us that we can’t be complacent about our cyber defence workforce capabilities,” said Ms Farmer.

“As our world continues to fully digitise, we also need the skilled workers to ensure our digital infrastructure is protected and the Queensland Government through TAFE Queensland is providing world class, innovative training in this space.

“This new centre will have attack and defence rooms, monitoring rooms for hacking/triaging web data and data centres to incorporate IT infrastructure providing additional training opportunities for future cyber security professionals here in South-East Queensland.”

She said the Government had invested close to $900,000 for the Coomera Cyber Security Training Operation Centre to replicate a commercial Security Operations Centre where students will learn critical digital skills in how to monitor, detect and contain IT threats across critical applications, devices, and systems.

“Additionally, students will learn essential skills required to support strategies to mitigate cyber security threats in a wide range of contexts. These new skills will make students extremely valuable to employers when working in industry.”

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