Go to the Cyber Security Academy 2020

The 2020 edition of the Cyber ​​Security Academy, promoted by the Career Service of the Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo and other partner companies, is starting.

Cyber ​​Security Academy 2020 - the online edition that will be held entirely online - starts on September 30th. 30 young undergraduates and graduates of the master's courses in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Physics, Mathematics, Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance are enrolled. All driven by a passion for IT security and the desire to get involved in an immersive experience, in a reality that aims to professionally grow participants in one of the key sectors of the present and the future.

The Cyber ​​Academy is a space where research meets teaching to confront company expertise on cyber risk scenarios.
The various technical seminars, brief meetings, open lessons and recruiting days induce reflections and bring ideas that enrich knowledge with new theoretical concepts and consolidated applied techniques.
The faculty - coordinated by the Career Service del Politecnico di Milano - brings together the cutting-edge skills in the digital technology sector of the professors of the NECSTLab * of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering and the practical and pragmatic approach to safety of Intesa Sanpaolo and of the other partners, leading companies in their respective fields. All teachers will aim to make young participants understand how important it is to think about IT security in a managerial way, creating a widespread culture and identifying the solutions and technological and procedural systems appropriate to prevent risks.

New professionals for new risks
Cyber ​​risks are increasingly new and amplified. The continuous digitalization of services and processes has made exponential growth in the quantity and value of data. 
The recent health emergency has highlighted how IT security is increasingly a crucial element to ensure the correct execution of work activities. 
The lockdown and the sudden and massive adoption of smart working have revealed to us how much the information system and information technology are the backbone of our world and most of our work activities and have opened new fronts in the field of cybersecurity, with a set of new risks and new security needs for businesses and users.
To prevent and defuse increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks, it is necessary to aim at security management, bearing in mind the legal, human, technical and organizational elements necessary to analyze the vulnerable points of a system and prevent associated threats and risks. This is the approach and orientation that the Cyber ​​Academy 2020 wants to give to cyber security officers, big data specialists, ICT consultants - future professionals who will be able to build new solutions.

The mix of knowledge – research – expertise, the collaboration between companies and universities
Collaboration between the companies and university  is the fundamental condition for this high-tech discipline, because it allows the development of content and innovative learning methods and, at the same time, allows you to compare expertise and verify skills on the subject. And it is precisely from this collaboration between “worlds” that effective protection models will be able to adapt to the emerging needs of citizens, businesses and institutions.
For our part, to contribute to the training of young cyber professionals, we provide the Academy students with our consolidated experience in terms of threat prevention and monitoring, as well as the ability to protect and assist our customers. A know-how that can help put them in a position to understand and govern the technological dynamics of the manipulation of information and data.

Cybersecurity is of strategic importance for interests in the economic, scientific and industrial fields as well as for the protection of the country system.
We continue to think that investing in cybersecurity training is indispensable in the trend of progressive digitization. Training young talents to insert them into the productive fabric will trigger virtuous processes of generation of skills and operational capabilities necessary to deal with the technological and scientific challenges of the next decades and to adapt to continuous changes.

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