Fujitsu and UTC team up for setting up Cybersecurity College

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Fujitsu in association with University Technical Colleges (UTC) located across England has decided to set up an information security college to address the national and global shortage of professionals in the field of Cyber Security.

The newly established technical college will aim to prepare students aged in between 14-19 for the job market of the cyber world and is in a strong hope that it will succeed in bridging the gap between security resources and skills by 2021.

As per a study conducted by UTC, there could be a shortage of 1.8 million information security professionals by 2022 on a global note. And Europe alone is said to witness a shortfall of 350,000 staff in the field of cybersecurity.

Fujitsu has declared that it will educate around 500 students per year with the required cyber skills and will be able to hit the ground when they start employment.

Another study made by Tripwire says that 93% of security professionals are worried about the skills gap in cybersecurity, while 72% believe that there isn’t enough staff to efficiently tackle the current day threats circling in the cyber landscape.

The UTC Cyber Group is looking to tap resources in order to find the right talent to meet the current day cybersecurity challenges.

As UK( which includes England, Wales, and New Ireland) happens to be making a rapid progress to become a digital-first nation, it will need a lot of investment in order to begin its digital journey to develop the right skills to support the future digital economy.

Fujitsu along with UTC’s students and the staff is said to empower the objective of England by offering skills, knowledge, and understanding of the role that cybersecurity plays in today’s business and society.

Note- UTC is a type of secondary school in England that is sponsored by a University. It helps guide students to foundation degrees and full degrees.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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