Promoting Cybersecurity Education in Australia

Hong Kong (HK), July 2019 - (ISC)², an association of certified cybersecurity professionals, has named DDLS an (ISC)² Official Training Provider to offer official (ISC)² cybersecurity education to certification candidates in Australia. The first official CISSP CBK training seminars announced will be held in Melbourne and Sydney. The first official (ISC)² CBK Training Seminars for the CISSP will be held at DDLS's venues in Sydney, 16-20 September, and in Melbourne, 14-18 October.

According to a 2018 CSIRO report, Australia's cybersecurity sector is set to triple its revenue to $6 billion over the coming decade, with the cybersecurity workforce also forecast to grow in excess of 60%, reaching 31,600 by 2026.

"Australia currently faces a critical skills shortage, with demand for qualified security specialists outstripping supply - something this partnership aims to rectify," said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS. "DDLS's Cybersecurity offering is growing and will continue to be a big focus area for us into the future. We're very excited to now have the ability to offer one of the world's most highly regarded cybersecurity certifications to our Australian clients."

"DDLS is a strong partner for promoting (ISC)²'s education program, which will provide more localized support for cybersecurity professionals seeking (ISC)² credentials in Australia," said Clayton Jones, managing director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)². "This new relationship will benefit cybersecurity professionals by offering them approved CISSP course materials, which will in turn better equip them to protect data, networks and infrastructure."

(ISC)2 certifications confirm broad, comprehensive professional knowledge in the critical areas needed to develop and protect systems and data in current business and working environments. The five-day training course supports candidates' pursuit of certification and is based on (ISC)2 education materials. Candidates who go on to pass an (ISC)2 examination and gain endorsement are granted membership to (ISC)2, continuing professional educational resources and the support of a global practicing community.