KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia April 5 (NNN-Bernama) � Asia Cybersecurity Exchange (AsiaCyberX), a platform designed to make Malaysia one of the world's major cybersecurity hubs, targets to train 240 cybersecurity specialists in the next 12 months beginning this May.
LE Global Services Sdn Bhd ( LGMS) chief executive officer, Fong Choong Fook said AsiaCyberX aimed to identify undiscovered cybersecurity talents and entrepreneurs with huge growth potential among local university students.
He said to achieve the objective, AsiaCyberX, which is solely owned by ACE Accelerator Network Sdn Bhd, was also formed out of a partnership with ACE Group, which is involved in financial services, investments and capital management.
A fund of RM200 million is available for start-ups with high growth potential in the area of cybersecurity.
With our training and mentorship programmes, we aim to elevate Malaysia's cybersecurity ecosystem to a whole new level by strengthening the capabilities of local talents, he said at the initiative launching, which was officiated by Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister Jailani Johari, near here, yesterday.
Fong said AsiaCyberX also partnered with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to roll out a 12-month training programme involving cybersecurity conferences, hackathons and workshops.
He said the participants who had successfully completed the training also had the opportunity of employment.
In cybersecurity, there will be multiple roles which need to be filled and these will become increasingly in demand.
These roles will cover a wide range of duties, from security analysts who work to prevent and mitigate security breaches to security managers needed to develop and implement overarching processes to keep information private, he said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK