According to the recent reports, the University of West Florida and the Jikei Group in Japan have announced a partnership in order to enhance the global cybersecurity workforce development. The new agreement will help to promote educational collaboration in cybersecurity which enables to strengthen workforce development in the booming cybersecurity industry.
UWF is looking beyond to successful cyber coast and to expand its cybersecurity force globally. Now, this partnership with Jikei College Group helps both to address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals on an international scale. By 2021, it is estimated that there will be around $6 trillion in cybercrime damages and 3.5 million unfilled jobs, according to Cybersecurity Ventures which is a provider of data and analytics for the industry.
Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, UWF Center for Cybersecurity director, recognizes the effort needed in addressing a global issue and stated, “In joining forces we bolster cybersecurity workforce development across the globe. We look forward to expanding collaborations to develop and disseminate best practices in cybersecurity education and training and expand the pool of qualified professionals for evolving cybersecurity work roles.”
This new partnership will not only promote educational collaboration but also will help many cybersecurity personnel’s to work in the sector and will fetch jobs to those who are specialized in cybersecurity and cyberspace services.