MDIS offers two new Bachelor of Science degrees: cybersecurity and networks, and information technology, to meet the increasing demand for human resources. — VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is offering two new Bachelor of Science degrees, one in cybersecurity and networks, and the other in information technology, to meet increasing demand for human resources in the cybersecurity and information security industries both globally and in Việt Nam.
The new programmes are a partnership between MDIS and Teesside University in the UK. The degrees will be the same as those awarded to full-time students at the university's main campus in the UK.
The Industry 4.0 era is closely associated with the topic of cybersecurity. A rapidly increasing number of Industry 4.0 cybersecurity incidents have emerged, further emphasising the need to strengthen cyber resilience.
The data and assets of corporations, governments and individuals are also at constant risk with a host of new and evolving cybersecurity threats such as malware, phishing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrency, among others.
As the threat of cyber attacks increases, there will be more demand for human resources with cybersecurity skills. Those who have such skill sets will be in a very good position to find jobs. Globally, it is estimated that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.
The cybersecurity market in Việt Nam is expected to reach US$215 million in revenue by the end of 2023, according to new figures from Ken Research.
The Ministry of Information and Communications’ monitoring system recorded 203 million cybersecurity events in the first six months of the year, an increase of 9 per cent over the same period last year. The number of dangerous attacks related to malicious code in the system serving e-government has increased by two times.
Cybersecurity experts warn that units deploying systems and services related to e-Government should pay attention to the prevention of malicious code.
Mullaikodi, head of MDIS School of Technology, said: “The two bachelor degree programmes are designed to help students from many countries, including Viet Nam, reach new heights. Both will provide students with exciting and important competitive advantages in an international workplace and give them enhanced career opportunities in cybersecurity and information security industries. In order to look for new growth drivers in the years ahead, Việt Nam needs to propose many solutions in which a high-level management workforce is among the key factors.”
As Việt Nam’s digital economy continues to thrive, its gross merchandise value is 4 per cent of the country’s GDP, higher than any other country in Southeast Asia. It is predicted that the IT sector will continue to be a driving force for growth and transformation in the Vietnamese economy, especially in delivering Industry 4.0 ambitions, as this will secure the country’s strong competitive regional position in the coming decades. — VNS