A new high tech Cyber Security Training Operation Centre (CSTOC) has opened at TAFE Queensland’s Coomera campus.
The centre features attack and defence rooms, monitoring rooms for hacking and web data triaging.
Students will receive world-class training to monitor, detect, and contain IT threats across critical applications, devices, and systems.
Training at the centre is offered for free through the Palaszczuk Government’s Fee Free TAFE funding.
The CSTOC aims to provide skilled workers for the cyber security industry.
The centre integrates with other Cyber Security Training Operation Centres at TAFE Queensland’s Mooloolaba, South Bank, and Cairns campuses.
The project is funded by the Palaszczuk Government’s $100 million Equipping TAFE for our Future program.
Di Farmer, The Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development and Minister for Youth Justice, emphasizes the need for skilled cyber security professionals to protect digital infrastructure.
The centre replicates a commercial Security Operations Centre to teach monitoring, detection, and containment of IT threats.
The Member for Gaven, Meaghan Scanlon, highlights the importance of preparing students for evolving cyber security demands and creating job opportunities in the industry.