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InfoWatch and SUAI Develop Enterprise Cybersecurity Competence for WorldSkills Competitions

InfoWatch Group has become an industry partner in developing Enterprise Protection against Internal Cybersecurity Threats competence to be included in WorldSkills Hi-Tech 2017, the fourth national competition among cross-industry workforce in high-tech industries in Russia. InfoWatch, jointly with St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), developed this new competence based on InfoWatch Traffic Monitor, its DLP solution protecting enterprises against data leaks and internal threats, for relevant knowledge and skills to be checked during the WorldSkills Competition.

As part of the enterprise cybersecurity challenge, contestants will check IT infrastructure for data leaks and internal cybersecurity threats, set up and test specialized software, elaborate security policies, ensure control over information flows within a company, and analyze the detected incidents.

For WorldSkills, enterprise cybersecurity is a new IT competence, without which it is already hard to imagine further IT penetration into our lives,” said Andrey Zarubin, Head of Training Team, InfoWatch Group. “In spite of being quite a young field, enterprise cybersecurity is now booming, and we are happy to help introduce it to the largest global movement of young professionals. Russian engineering education, one of the world’s best, gives young talented people an opportunity to unlock their potential at Russian companies currently operating on the global market.

As part of WorldSkill initiative, Enterprise Protection against Internal Cybersecurity Threats competence will also be included in the agenda of DigitalSkills 2017, IT industry championship to be held on December 11-15 at Innopolis University, Republic of Tatarstan.

It is worth noting that Russia ranked first in the final team classification of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 by total point score, taking most prizes in hi-tech competencies, including IT solutions for business, web development, network and systems administration, and mobile robotics. The next global WorldSkills Competition will be held from August 29 to September 3, 2019, in Kazan, Russia.

Background

WorldSkills International (WSI) was founded in 1953 to raise professional standards and promote skilled workforce through international biennial competitions among 77 countries, testing knowledge and skills in several professional competencies.

WorldSkills Russia is the official operator of the international movement in Russia and an organizer of WorldSkills Russia national finals, WorldSkills inter-university championship, and specialized competitions, such as WorldSkills Hi-Tech, DigitalSkills, AgroSkills, etc. http://worldskills.ru/

St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI) is a nationally and internationally recognized large scientific hub and education, retraining and advanced training center for multi-skilled engineers, programmers, economists, managers, and lawyers.