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 Range, the most advanced and widely deployed cybersecurity training and simulation platform. It enables trainees to practice in real-life settings by accurately replicating their network setup, using their actual security tools and simulating their typical network traffic so trainees can receive the most effective and realistic training available.
The Range provides a rich and up-to-date selection of simulated attack scenarios, including ransomware. It is the underlying platform for multiple training centers in North America, Asia and Europe.
Takeshi Mitsuishi, President and CEO of Ni Cybersecurity, said: “We selected the global leading cyber range platform and we’re taking it to the Japanese market by opening our new training center in Tokyo, launching in Toranomon. Based on the global success of the Cyberbit Range, our customers can expect exceptional quality training, faster certification, and overall more qualified and skilled cyber security personnel.”