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Sophos, Mapua University partner to offer cybersecurity courses




Sophos and Mapua University have announced that they have forged a partnership to offer cybersecurity courses and training for Mapua students.

Through the partnership, both parties have stated that they “aim to enhance students’ skills and knowledge on cybersecurity while helping to prepare them for a smooth transition from college to the workforce.” To jumpstart the program, Sophos will be providing a “train-the-trainer” style education on XG Firewall for the faculty members of Mapua. Upon attaining a certification, the Mapua professors can then impart their knowledge to the students through the university curriculum. Sophos will also provide hardware devices and virtual machines for Mapua’s student labs.

Ariel Kelly D. Balan, Dean of Mapua University’s School of Information Technology stated:


“We are excited to partner with Sophos to align and develop our curriculum in preparing our students for the working world. As a country, we’re taking cybersecurity seriously, and it is important to us that our students are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to become valuable employees for businesses looking to protect against the evolving threat landscape.”

Sophos ASEAN Managing Director Sumit Bansal also expressed:

“The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving and cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated every day. As a result, there is greater demand in the Philippines for cybersecurity professionals to keep the country safe from cyber threats as its continues its digital transformation journey. Through our partnership with Mapúa, we hope to provide greater access to the right learning tools and experts in this field, so students can further optimize their employment opportunities upon graduation.”

 



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