Cybersecurity sessions held for female students

Wednesday, 20 March, 2024

Cybersecurity sessions held for female students

As part of a pilot program, a series of cybersecurity sessions will be provided for female Year 10 students at Toorak College.

Partnering together, Tesserent Academy and Toorak College will offer access to all 100 female Year 10 students, with five 45-minute sessions.

The sessions in Term 1 will include cybersecurity awareness training, understanding the cybersecurity landscape, laws, regulations and data privacy, and standards and controls. Tesserent Academy is fully subsidising the cost of the initiative.

“We believe that early exposure to fields like cybersecurity and technology not only fosters curiosity and innovation but also empowers our students to explore diverse career pathways. Through this partnership, our students gain firsthand experience, mentorship and access to cutting-edge resources, preparing them for success in the dynamic landscape of the digital age. We are excited about the possibilities this collaboration brings and the impact it will have on shaping the future leaders in cybersecurity and technology,” said Kristy Kendall, Principal, Toorak College.

“We’re keen to bring cybersecurity education through Tesserent Academy to more high school students and encourage young girls to get inspired about a career path in cybersecurity. The industry desperately needs more cybersecurity talent to meet demand now and into the future and we are proud to champion and work to increase inclusiveness and foster a future pipeline of female talent,” said Kurt Hansen, CEO, Tesserent.

“This will help the Year 10 girls learn about how to be a cyber-aware citizen and about how cybercriminals target people and the evolving tactics they are using. It will also empower them with advanced skills to protect their privacy online and what they can do to minimise the risk of their personal accounts and data being compromised.”

In Term 2, 20 students will be invited to participate in two practical sessions. The first session will engage students with practical exercises where they will learn about and implement defensive and offensive tactics. They will also delve into the world of security operations, including looking at the threat landscape, threat intelligence, cloud computing, network security, endpoint security, physical security and incident response.

The second session will include a tour of Tesserent’s Security Operations Centre and a careers session with speakers from Tesserent’s expert team of more than 550 of the nation’s leading cybersecurity experts.

Image: Supplied.

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