PwC, ThriveDX launch ‘Cyber Impact Bootcamp’
PwC’s Academy has announced its partnership with ThriveDX to upskill and reskill individuals who are pursuing a cybersecurity career path.
The Cyber Impact Bootcamp directly addresses the global talent shortage in cybersecurity and provides a pathway to accelerate careers in the industry, thereby helping to solve the rapidly growing digital skills gap.
According to PwC’s 25th Annual Global CEO Survey, 49 per cent of CEOs said they are the most concerned about cyber risks. This same sentiment is repeated by different stakeholders across various industries. Unfortunately, there is a vast shortage of cybersecurity professionals to address this growing risk. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), there are more than 2 million job openings in cybersecurity worldwide, and this demand is only expected to increase.
The Cyber Impact Bootcamp is a hands-on training platform developed by the elite Cyber-Intelligence Unit of The Israeli Defense Force, veterans of Unit 8200. The program covers a variety of subjects needed to kickstart a cybersecurity career and provides participants with a unique, blended learning experience via digital labs, assignments and case studies. Lifelong learners are given access to the self-paced learning management platforms and weekly interactive sessions, with regular mentoring from PwC and ThriveDX cybersecurity experts.
In addition, PwC’s Academy and ThriveDX will cater to students with both technical and non-technical backgrounds. The Cyber Impact Bootcamp for non-IT students will offer education to non-degree, non-IT graduates and non-IT professionals so that they can learn the essentials of cybersecurity. Completion of the 12-week programme guarantees a paid internship with PwC’s Cybersecurity Practice.
A second programme, the Cyber Impact Bootcamp for IT professionals, is an 8-week course offered for those currently working in the corporate space and seeking to boost their cybersecurity expertise within their organization. Post completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion issued by ThriveDX Impact and PwC, in accordance with InfoComm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
“The unique programme PwC and ThriveDX offers will be focusing on how we can build competent cybersecurity professionals at scale, which in turn can help protect local organizations from attacks and build talent pools that can provide cybersecurity services globally,” said Haresh Perera, Director Technology Consulting at PwC Sri Lanka.
“These bootcamps will give students access to the most innovative and leading-edge education and training solutions, while also giving companies access to more diverse talent that is currently missing in the workforce,” said Roy Zur, CEO at ThriveDX Enterprise.