Leonardo will offer a new range of cyber security courses in Australia in collaboration with Australian-based company DEWC. The courses are being delivered through DEWC’s School of Information Operations (SOIO) at the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) in Adelaide.
The range of courses will include those tailored for military audiences as well as for the general public, said Leonardo in a statement. The Italian company is a leading provider of training in Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) and this new initiative further extends its international footprint.
The Leonardo Academy in Lincoln, UK hosts up to 150 students at any one time and delivers courses to the UK Armed Forces’ Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre (JEWOSC) as well as international clients. The company’s electronic warfare courses are backed by decades of expertise in designing cutting-edge military technology and supporting customers to get the most out of it on operations.
Leonardo’s newer courses in cyber security are based on the company’s experience working with intelligence agencies in the UK, Italy and other countries to protect those nations’ most closely-guarded secrets and acting as the cyber mission partner to NATO over a number of years. The company’s partnership with DEWC is aimed at sharing this wealth of experience with learners located in Australia and other nearby countries. The partnership also forms part of Leonardo’s commitment to transfer knowledge and skills to South Australian companies on an ongoing basis for the benefit of Australia’s industrial capability and national security.
Having already begun to offer electronic warfare courses through the School of Information Operations, which opened in February 2020, this new agreement extends the range of courses to include those focused specifically on cyber security. The first of the new courses being delivered is a three-day entry-level cyber security workshop which includes an instructor-led online component as well as classroom and demonstration elements at the AC3’s cyber range in Adelaide. Leonardo designed the new set of cyber security courses in partnership with technology skills learning specialists QA in order to deliver complex topics in an accessible format. –shp/adj/aaa (PHOTO: Leonardo)