Leonardo, DEWC partner to offer cybersecurity courses in Aus

Friday, 05 March, 2021

Leonardo, DEWC partner to offer cybersecurity courses in Aus

Leonardo, a provider of training in cyber and electromagnetic activities (CEMA) will offer a range of cybersecurity courses in Australia, in collaboration with DEWC. The courses will be delivered through DEWC’s School of Information Operations (SOIO) at the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) in Adelaide. The courses will include those tailored for military audiences, as well as for the general public.

This initiative further extends Leonardo’s international footprint; the Leonardo Academy in Lincoln, UK, hosts up to 150 students at any one time and delivers courses to the UK Armed Forces’ Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre (JEWOSC), as well as international clients. Leonardo’s newer courses in cybersecurity are based on its experience working with intelligence agencies in the UK, Italy and other countries, and acting as the cyber mission partner to NATO over a number of years.

Leonardo’s partnership with DEWC is aimed at sharing this experience with learners in Australia and other nearby countries. The partnership also forms part of Leonardo’s commitment to transfer knowledge and skills to South Australian companies on an ongoing basis, for the benefit of Australia’s national security.

Leonardo already offers electronic warfare courses through the School of Information Operations; the new agreement with DEWC will extend the range of courses to include those focused specifically on cybersecurity.

The first of the new courses is a three-day, entry-level cybersecurity workshop with an instructor-led online component, as well as classroom and demonstration elements at the A3C’s cyber range in Adelaide. Leonardo designed the new cybersecurity courses in partnership with technology skills specialist QA, to deliver complex topics in an accessible format.

To supplement its training offer, Leonardo can provide tailored cyber range solutions that realistically simulate cyber attacks, drawing on advanced digital twinning virtualisation technology that mirrors the operator’s real infrastructure. These realistic scenarios allow operators to develop the skills and experience needed to combat full-scale cyber attacks, should they occur for real.

The entry-level course will run four times per year.

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