“Il Manifesto” published an article signed by Arturo Di Corinto, one of the most authoritative pens on the topic of cyber in Italy, to explain the importance to train students in order to have experts of the sector in the future.
According to a study by the Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC), the largest IT security organization in the world, the shortage of professionals in the field of cybersecurity globally is 2.7 million technicians. And it’s just one of the effects of the digital transition. The awareness of the training necessary to prepare young people and workers to manage in safety their digital life could be making a course of study on IT security attractive. Institutions and individuals are already aware that cybersecuriy will also have priority in corporate investments in 2023. Corporate cyber academies, which aim to train an adequate workforce to challenge the digital transition, have the goal of attracting workforce and select the best university talents. But initiatives alone are not enough: the culture of safety is created by coordinating training initiatives. An example is the 5th edition of the Cyberscurity Academy, developed with the Career service of the Politecnico di Milano, a training orientation course aimed at 30 students.
Innovery, Accenture, Reply, Lutech and Fastweb will make their expertise in defensive security available to young talents to strengthen their cyber skills. At the end of the course, the students will have a chance to join the company they have selected. According to the National Cybersecurity Agency, the sector lacks 100,000 professionals.