RSA Eyes Singapore Talent to Accelerate Cyber Security Skills Training

    RSA Eyes Singapore Talent to Accelerate Cyber Security Skills Training

Residency Program Will Place Singaporean Candidates for Training Rotations at
RSA's World-Class Security and Cybercrime Center in Israel

PR Newswire

SINGAPORE, June 5, 2013

SINGAPORE, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RSA CONFERENCE 2013 --

News Summary:

  oRSA ^ today announced its intent to enter into multi-year agreement with
    the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) in an effort to train
    Singaporean candidates for careers in cyber security and combating online
  oSelect candidates will be enrolled in one- or two-year residency training
    rotations at the RSA^® Anti-Fraud Command Center in Israel through a new
    grant program administered by the Singapore EDB.
  oQualified residency candidates will return to Singapore and be eligible
    for placement in cyber security or anti-fraud analyst positions at RSA or
    within the cyber security industry in Singapore.

Full Story:

Seeking innovative ways to combat escalating cybercriminal activity and
advanced cyber threats targeting public and private sector organizations, RSA,
The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) has announced its intent to enter
into a multi-year agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board
(EDB) to help accelerate training and workforce development for a new
generation of Singaporean cyber security professionals.

In response to the global shortage of qualified cyber security professionals
needed to help defend critical IT infrastructures in civilian and government
organizations, RSA and the Singapore EDB will seek qualified graduates from
Singapore universities and existing cyber security professionals to take part
in a multi-year residency and repatriation program designed to train
candidates with the latest skills needed for cyber security and anti-fraud

The residency training program will be administered by the Singapore EDB in
cooperation with RSA, to bring qualified candidates to RSA's world-class cyber
security and RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC) located outside Tel Aviv,
Israel. This training initiative is part of EDB's Strategic Attachment and
Training (STRAT) Programme, which aims to build up Singapore's manpower
capabilities in strategic areas and sectors through overseas training and
attachment with leading companies.

The program also builds on RSA's own multi-pronged efforts around the world to
help actively develop skilled cyber security professionals through its RSA
Conferences, academic alliances with educational institutions, such as Purdue
University, cyber security certification offerings through RSA Education
Services as well as a new advanced cyber defense training curriculum that will
be offered later this year in cooperation with the U.S. Government.

The RSA AFCC operated at facilities in Israel and the United States, is a 24x7
services operation staffed by expertly trained cyber security professionals
and fraud analysts who work to detect, track, block and shut down phishing,
pharming and mobile-app based attacks perpetrated by online criminals. The
RSA AFCC leverages relationships with more than 13,000 web hosting service
providers, leading browser developers and ISPs to help ensure the fastest
blocking and shut down of phishing sites. To date the RSA FraudAction service
has shut down more than 800,000 online attacks globally.

Singapore residency candidates will take part in one- or two-year training
rotational programs working alongside RSA cyber security professionals and
anti-fraud research analysts to gain advanced skills required to fight
cybercrime and advanced cyber threats in areas such as:

  oPhishing, pharming and Trojan attack detection, analysis and shutdown
  oEcommerce and online banking fraud
  oSecurity management and monitoring
  oBreach preparedness and incident response
  oGovernance, Risk and Compliance

RSAwill open the application process for the cyber security residency program
in Q3 2013.

Singapore Economic Development Board Official Quote:

Mr. Gian Yi-Hsen, Director of Safety & Security Industry Programme Office

"The Safety & Security Industry Programme Office is focused on developing and
strengthening the local and global talent pool to meet the global demand for
cyber security professionals. The training done by RSA is strongly aligned
with our talent development objectives and we are very glad to collaborate
together with them. Such a collaboration would lead to the creation of good
jobs for Singaporeans and creates a readily available talent pool for
companies to tap when they setup operations in Singapore."

Executive Quote:

Vincent Goh, Vice President of Asia-Pacific and Japan, RSA, The Security
Division of EMC

"The economic well-being of developed nations depends on the safety and
security of its online commerce, communication and critical information
infrastructures. While the threats continue to grow in both number and
complexity, there is a global shortage of qualified professionals with the
skills required to help defend citizens, business and government from
cybercrime and cyber espionage. This collaboration is an excellent step
forward to help in the broader efforts of the Singapore EDB to develop a new
generation of Singaporean cyber security professionals."

Additional Resources:

  oLearn more about the RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center 
  oLearn more about the Singapore Economic Development Board
  oLearn more about the Singapore Safety & Security Industry Programme Office
  oConnect with EMC and RSA via Twitter,Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn

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