Cyberbit and Ni Cybersecurity, the Japanese cybersecurity service provider, have announced that they have signed an agreement to launch a unique cybersecurity training and simulation center in Tokyo powered by the Cyberbit Range platform. The training center will provide hands-on training for cybersecurity professionals and will help address the growing shortage in cybersecurity experts.
According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the country is short of over 100,000 IT security professionals, projected to grow to nearly 200,000 by 2020. Furthermore, according to a report by the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), 160,000 of 265,000 information security personnel in Japan lack the skills needed for the job. Japan expects a sharp increase in cyberattacks for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is aiming to train 50,000 cybersecurity personnel by this time.
Ni Cybersecurity will set up a training facility in Toranomon, Tokyo, that will address these challenges by accelerating the certification of new cybersecurity experts and helping organizations improve the skills of their existing staff, focusing on government and finance organizations.
The training facility will be powered by the Cyberbit...