Cyberbit provides hands-on cyber labs
In response to the growing demand for skilled and experienced cybersecurity professionals, TAFE Queensland (TAFE QLD), the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia, plans to update its cybersecurity training program in January 2023 to include a new state-of-the-art cybersecurity training facility. The new facility will enable TAFE QLD to address the shortage of cybersecurity professionals who possess hands-on experience responding to cyber-attacks.
After conducting extensive research of numerous other well-known cyber range vendors, TAFE QLD decided to use the cyber range developed by Cyberbit, a market-leading cyber skills development platform. Cyberbit provides hands-on cyber labs and live-fire exercises that provide students with long-lasting skills and actual experience responding to cyber-attacks. The range can simulate cyber-attacks ranging from Trojans to full-scale ransomware attacks.
As the state’s largest and most experienced training provider, TAFE Queensland is committed to providing students with the quality, hands-on training they need to succeed in their chosen career while fulfilling the skills demands of the community.
“With more skilled cyber security workers needed to protect businesses in an increasingly digitized economy, working with the Cyberbit cyber range will give students a deeper understanding of the realities of cyber warfare”, said Jackie French, TAFE Queensland Faculty Director for Creative and Digital. “Cyber security specialists have become a crucial investment for larger businesses and organizations in recent years, and they are only going to become more vital as technology develops and cyber criminals get more creative in their approaches. By partnering with Cyberbit, we’re upskilling students further, giving them insights and experience through live-fire simulations that are as close to real life as you can get”.
With the Cyberbit platform, students participate in live-fire exercises in a hyper-realistic environment that includes reverse-engineered attacks, enterprise-grade networks, and commercial security tools – everything they will experience on the job as cybersecurity professionals.
“Cyberbit’s unique simulation training will tangibly show the impacts that a cyber-attack can have when disrupting or crashing critical infrastructure in Australia and what’s necessary to prevent an attack, ensuring that students leave us with the job-ready skills they need to be cyber security specialists when the graduate,” concluded Ms. French.
“We’re excited to provide the platform that will support TAFE QLD’s pioneering effort in delivering cybersecurity education,” said Viki Gaziel, Regional Sales Director at Cyberbit. “Hands-on skills development dramatically enriches the student’s academic experience and prepares them with the skills they need for entry into the workforce, ready to make an impact from day one on the job.”