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Cyber Range expands training courses to counter supply shortage in certified cybersecurity professionals in Hong Kong

Separately, Cyber Range launches Cyber Defense Challenge 2020 for cybersecurity professionals

Hong Kong – xx November 2020 Cyber Range Training Centre Limited (Cyber Range), the first versatile military grade cyber range training and simulation platform in Hong Kong, has signed an agreement with FTMS Training Systems (HK) Limited, a quality training institution specialized in accounting and management courses, to offer more cybersecurity training courses in Hong Kong. Every course offered will be delivered by security professionals using realistic, real world simulated training scenarios and integrated labs in a cyber-training facility.
The training courses introduce and analyse real life examples of common web application vulnerabilities, threat methodologies and prevention measures, intrusion detection systems, scanning tools and more.

“The demand for certified cybersecurity professionals by businesses continues on an upward trend as cybersecurity incidents surge and capture headlines on a daily basis while employers are stymied by a small pool of certified and experienced staff in the marketplace,” said Rick Tam, General Manager, Cyber Range Training Centre Limited. “Cyber Range is looking to reverse this situation by providing the necessary security certification and training with our partner, FTMS.”

According to Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) there is an anticipated surge in cyberattacks with the rise of AI, Internet of Things, and 5G communications. Ransomware, for example, has morphed from massive untargeted attacks to being targeted at global enterprises for higher returns putting even more pressure on the demand for skilled IT security professionals. 

“As companies transform digitally and embrace advanced technologies to improve productivity and efficiencies, the need to fortify and improve their security posture remains critical,” commented Augustine Yagappan, Chief Executive Officer, FTMS Training Systems (HK) Limited. “By partnering with Cyber Range, FTMS aim to provide a comprehensive range of  cybersecurity certification programs and services, enriched with practical exercises and labs to demonstrate the latest and effective skills required in defending against  cybersecurity incidents in real life at any level .”

Courses offered include Capture the Flag, Information Security Awareness Program, Certified Ethical Hacking, Forensics , IT Audit, Penetration Testing , Information Security Corporate Training  and online BSc or MSc in Cybersecurity. 

Cyber Defense Challenge 2020

Cyber Range also announced today a unique opportunity for cybersecurity incident response teams to assess their capabilities and improve response skills at a Cyber Defense Challenge 2020 event. Starting with a pre-launch seminar and workshop on 6 November 2020, the event is sponsored by Alibaba Cloud, Check Point, H3C, Lenovo, Onward Security, SiS, SVA, Tufin, with the support organization of FTMS, HKCTF, Microware, RTIA, and will utilise an advanced cyberattack generator for teams to respond in real time within a virtual security operations centre.

During the competition, teams of 1 to 4 members will get a list of questions and need to submit answers to earn points. The team with the highest points earnt in the shortest time, wins.

The semi-final and final will be held on 26-27 November and 4 December 2020 respectively with an iPhone 12 being awarded to each member in the winning team. Enrolment is free.

About Cyber Range  

Recognized as the first choice for security training by our clients, Cyber Range Training Centre’s professional training programmes are instructed by our elite experts in the cybersecurity industry. Cyber Range provides a complete and tested framework to help IT security organizations improve their overall security posture. Used by companies and governments around the world, Cyber Range offer hyper-realistic simulated training and testing scenarios, which dramatically improve cybersecurity performance, while providing tools for simulating various network setups, attack scenarios, and traffic patterns. 

About FTMS 

FTMS Training Systems (HK) Limited established in 1994 serves students regionally across Asia Pacific  in the field of Professional Accountancy, Cybersecurity and Management . It offers a spectrum of programs and courses. Its robust and dynamic structure and virtual platforms  has  developed its offerings into new learning pillars in Cybersecurity and will provide certification programs in Cloud, Big Data , AI, Blockchain, Professional Development and Higher Education.

For further information, please contact:-

Rick Tam
General Manager
Cyber Range Training Centre
Tel: +852 2565 3085

Addy Leung
Regional Director
FTMS Training Systems Hong Kong Ltd.
Tel: +852 2882 8733

Catherine Tsang
Senior Consultant
Newell Public Relations
Tel: +852 2117 5018