The Sun Daily: 240 cybersecurity specialists to be trained this year

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Cybersecurity company LE Global Services Sdn Bhd (LGMS), which has launched the Asia Cybersecurity Exchange (AsiaCyberX) platform designed to make Malaysia one of the world’s major cybersecurity hubs, is aiming to train 240 cybersecurity specialists in the next 12 months under a partnership with Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC), in line with Malaysia’s aim to develop 2,000 data scientists by 2020.

AsiaCyberX is the brainchild of LGMS in advocating and supporting cybersecurity entrepreneurship, while also nurturing skilled cybersecurity specialists to meet the growing demand in this space.

AsiaCyberX is solely owned by ACE Accelerator Network Sdn Bhd and was formed out of a partnership between LGMS and the ACE Group, which is involved in financial services, investments and capital management.

ACE Group has allocated US$50 million (RM193 million) for start-ups with high growth potential in the area of cybersecurity.

The AsiaCyberX initiative, which is supported by MDEC, will see MDEC partnering with LGMS to roll out a 12-month MDEC Cybersecurity Development Programme, a pilot programme to recruit 240 undergraduates from eight Premier Digital Tech Universities by 2018. This will be achieved via a series of activities, including cybersecurity conferences, hackathons, chief information security officer roundtables as well as industry collaboration workshops over the next 12 months.

LGMS CEO Fong Choong Fook said AsiaCyberX’s mission is to identify undiscovered cybersecurity talents and entrepreneurs with huge growth potential. With its training and mentorship programmes, it aims to elevate Malaysia’s cybersecurity ecosystem by strengthening the capabilities of local talent and entrepreneurs.

“AsiaCyberX emphasises on building cybersecurity-related talent and identifying cybersecurity entrepreneurs, providing opportunities for these entrepreneurs to accelerate their ideas into a business,” Fong told a press conference after the launch of AsiaCyberX today.

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