“University, Cyber Security and New Employment Opportunities”
4.000 monthly Cyber Attacks and the 400 billion dollar cost for the Global Economy, are just a few figures provided by the important technological players Google and McAfee, which clearly indicate the increasing importance that takes on the IT Security in an era in which the Economies of Developed Countries are based on services provided through Cyberspace.
Small and medium-sized enterprises are perceiving safety-related risks and are looking for professional figures capable of addressing these issues.
It is in this scenario that took place the short master in Cyber Security organized by the Department of Informatics of the University of Bari, OMNITECHIT – Company of computer security, leader at European level-and by the Technical Institute G. Giorgi of Brindisi.
The short master has trained 15 professionals in Cyber Security, providing an all-round overview of security. Downstream of the classroom training of 100 hours held at ITT G. Giorgi and ended in June, the training “on the job” was started for all the trainees through internships at the OMNITECHIT company headquarters, which will be concluded by the recruitment for the most deserving.
The initiative, coordinated by Prof. Danilo Caivano, professor of Software Engineering at the Department of Informatics and active on the Brindisi headquarters of the University of Bari since the early years 2000, has involved not only graduates in scientific-technical disciplines, but also graduates in Legal disciplines.
The short master is only the last of the initiatives promoted by the Department of Informatics of the University of Bari in the land of Brindisi that follows temporally the PMI Academic Workshop of October 2016 (event organized jointly with the Project Management Institute Southern Italy Chapter, University of Bari and the United Nations) and the Project Management Olympic Games, ended with the award ceremony of 13. May at the Teatro Impero in Brindisi, which saw the involvement of approximately 300 students from 10 different high schools between Puglia and Campania and representatives of the Apulian universities, the management of the Project Management Institute, the productive district of the Apulian computer science and of various companies as well as Confartigianato, Confcooperative and Confindustria.
These initiatives represent a concrete example of how the University of Bari can be a cultural and economical engine that generates occupation in the land of Brindisi.