New Delhi, India – September 25, 2023 – CyberPeace, in association with BSI Learning Institute Australia, announced the launch of the first-ever Indian-Australian Qualifications Cybersecurity program on International Day of Peace. This landmark event took place at the prestigious Hotel Taj Mahal, One Mansingh Road, New Delhi on September 21, 2023.
Ms. Kala Philip, CEO of BSI Learning Australia; Ms. Catherine Gallagher, Minister Commercial and Head of Austrade-South Asia and Major Vineet Kumar, Founder and Global President of CyberPeace addressed the inauguration ceremony. The panelists included Mr. Mathew Johnston, Minister-Counsellor (Education and Research) for South Asia, Dr. Tripta Thakur, Director General, NPTI, India, Mr. John Foley, Programme Lead for the UK-India cyber program, EY and Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, TASK, Telangana, India.
Major Vineet Kumar, Founder and Global President of CyberPeace, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration on the International Day of Peace, saying, “Thrilled to reveal our collaboration with BSI Learning on this International Day of Peace. Bringing Australian cybersecurity expertise to India’s doorstep, we’re empowering its youth and seasoned professionals to dive into the global cyber talent arena. Together, they bolster cyber defense and security across 22 nations. Let’s unite to craft a digitally secure tomorrow for our future generations.”
The CyberPeace – BSI Learning Indian-Australian Cybersecurity Qualifications program panel on “Harnessing, Inculcating, and Fostering Global Cybersecurity Skilling Pathways,” addressed strategies and initiatives to solve the digital age’s most serious concerns integrating the fast expansion of technology and our world ”ss sss ever-increasing connection leading cybersecurity to emerge as a crucial concern for governments, organizations, and individuals alike.
Ms. Kala Philip, CEO of BSI Learning Australia said, “On this International Day of Peace, BSI Learning and CyberPeace has brought Australian Cybersecurity Qualifications to India to skill the youth in globally recognized programs, so they can be part of the future cyber talent not just for India, but 21 other countries in the world. It’s the era of information warfare and protecting our organizations, customers, vulnerable communities, and children – takes collective intelligence and collaboration between both our countries.”
The panel discussion also addressed the required steps to develop a trained and adaptive cybersecurity workforce capable of effectively defending against growing cyber threats. The conversation delved into the significance of education and training in developing the next generation of cybersecurity experts, as well as the necessity for constant learning and upskilling in this ever-changing area.
Ms. Catherine Gallagher — Head of Austrade South Asia, on the occasion, said,“CyberPeace and BSI Learning are forging a path towards a safer cyber future, and it is a privilege to witness this initiative. In a digital landscape where 60% of internet users face cyber threats, their collaboration is commendable and represents a crucial step in fostering bilateral skills cooperation between India and Australia.”
“Simultaneously, the Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX), Austrade’s flagship program, is strengthening commercial ties between our two nations. This signing and collaboration will bring two organizations together to deliver high-quality training and upskilling opportunities”, she added.
Furthermore, the panel evaluated worldwide collaboration and cooperation in sharing best practices in order to develop solid skilling pathways that help protect our digital ecosystems and promote a safer online environment for all.
The CyberPeace – BSI Learning Indian-Australian Cybersecurity Qualifications program is a stepping stone on the path to a more secure and connected digital world. It is positioned to empower individuals and organizations in their quest to successfully guard against cyberattacks by overcoming the cybersecurity skills gap and boosting global collaboration.