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LookSee expanding beyond Wgtn to address NZ tech talent shortage
WREDA is in discussion with economic development agencies in Christchurch and Auckland in relation to expanding the talent attraction programme.
Australian cybersecurity experts now worth a premium as skills shortage bites
"If a company is struggling to find the person they need, they could consider taking on someone with a general IT background and upskilling them."
24 innovators selected to apply for entrepreneur visa through fellowship programme
The group selected by EHF are part of the first cohort in a three-year programme run in partnership with Immigration New Zealand.
Singtel's new CSX platform aims to entice Singaporeans to cybersecurity careers
Singtel is promising to strengthen Singapore’s cybersecurity talent for students and mid-career professionals who want to get a start in the industry.
Skilled tech recruits flock to Wellington after talent attraction programme
So far, 64 of the 93 tech specialists have either accepted job offers or are in discussion with Wellington employers after WREDA’s LookSee programme.
Kiwi tech companies need to be more proactive in solving skill shortage problem - NZTech CEO
Graeme Muller says that the very firms that make the most noise about this issue need to stand up play a more active role in attracting talent.
On track for 2020 Olympics, Ni Cybersecurity & Cyberbit open doors to Tokyo training center
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming, Cyberbit & Ni Cybersecurity saw an urgent need to provide cybersecurity skills training in Japan.
How a Waikato Uni grad transformed Tonga's cyber security
“If we don’t develop a better understanding of cyber security and implement strategies as a society, cybercrimes will become commonplace."
Polytechnics to play key role in science skills shortage
"There is a significant mismatch between the knowledge and skills acquired through tertiary education to those needed in employment."
Australia in a digital boom with 40,000 more tech jobs over the last two years
A new report has revealed without skilled ICT labour Australia will stagnate - 81,000 new ICT professionals are needed by 2022 to fuel future growth.
Victorian Govt aims to create the first 'cyber ready' state in Australia
Victoria aims be Australia's first truly cyber ready state - and at the centre of the fast-growing cybersecurity ecosystem.
EC-Council gives Kaplan the green light for digital forensics courses
The EC-Council has given approval for Kaplan Singapore to use its cybersecurity features in a new course designed for digital forensics.
Speed-networking for security: NSW Govt, industry & students join forces
“Strong cyber security will be fundamental to our growth and prosperity in the global economy as well as our national security."
AI, cybersecurity critical skills for IT professionals - but upskilling isn't easy
IT professionals view AI as a critical skill moving forward according to a new report which also highlights the skills shortage impact on businesses.
Addressing the cyber security skills gap
Ingram Micro’s Andrew Khan gives a quick rundown Fortinet’s multi-faceted approach to upskilling staff whilst reducing complexity.
Optus Business launches Cyber Education program for Australian students
Optus Business has launched a new Cyber Education program designed to encourage students to consider a career in cybersecurity.
Study finds critical shortage of IT skills in the next decade
Organisations that address this now will be in the strongest position to ensure business growth and competitive advantage.
Project managers need to upskill in order to deliver – KPMG report
KPMG’s Project Management Survey 2017 revealed that two-thirds of projects undertaken in New Zealand are failing.
NZTech says immigration and education must equal a healthy tech sector
NZTech says New Zealand is putting its focus overseas to attract tech talent, but it shouldn't be our only initiative.
CROW rallies Kiwi students as the NZ Cyber Security Challenge gets closer
“This year we have introduced a new policy-based round to the challenge because it is important that students have a broader viewpoint of security."
NTU & FireEye pledge cutting-edge security research and training for Singapore
NTU Singapore and FireEye have teamed up to explore new areas in cybersecurity research and develop courses for security professionals.
Kiwis’ digital skills lacking – are we becoming unemployable?
A new report reveals 50% of Kiwis admit they need to up their digital skills to guarantee their spot in the future workforce.
ISACA results show security skills shortage dire, but Asia fares well
ISACA has put the global cybersecurity skills shortage under the microscope and shown that there’s still a large gap between jobs & candidates.
Japan cybersecurity skills shortage in a 'state of urgency' before 2020 Olympics
"Japan is in a state of urgency: It must certify tens of thousands of new cybersecurity experts while improving the skills of existing ones."