ELITE – Elevating IT Education in Cybersecurity

Elevating IT Education (ELITE), is a unique one of a kind Education Program set up by Tecforte to resolve the shortage of talent and skillsets faced by the Cybersecurity industry in Malaysia today.

The program has been designed to address & close the persistent gap between the readiness of the graduates and the minimum expectation from the industry. ELITE is a game changer in Cybersecurity Education, as it helps to produce industry-ready and industry-relevant graduates that are able to “hit the ground running” and be able to meet the expectation of the cybersecurity industry.

For the 1st time, a University can incorporate practical hands-on training and industry-like experience to detect, analyse, and respond to cybersecurity incidents as part of its courses.

The centrepiece of the ELITE Program is the ELITE Security Operations Lab (ESOL) that is set up inside the University.

It is designed for the students to monitor the university campus network in real time; and it is also a platform for the students to conduct Simulation, Research & Development on cybersecurity.

The ESOL is designed and set up according to the NIST Cybersecurity Standard and industry best practices. It is equipped with enterprise-grade security platform and technologies. ELITE facilitates for the students to “work” as an MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) for the university and be exposed to the best practice in setting up and running the SOC operation. The students will also be able to experience essential roles and responsibilities of various positions in the security operation which include but not limited to Tier 1 & Tier 2 Security Analyst, Threat Analyst, Security Engineer, as well as more the more advanced roles such as SOC Operation Manager, Forensic Investigator and even a Researcher.

ELITE aims to pass on the most important skillsets that industries need in the managing of cybersecurity risk and enabling risk management decisions. ELITE offers learning through first-hand experience in these 3 main areas:

  1. Experience the A to Z of setting up an actual SOC Operation & Processes
  2. Practical training & hands-on learning of Key Cybersecurity Skillsets
  3. First hand exposure and operation of Industry-Grade Tools

ELITE Impact & Benefits

The benefits and impact of ELITE comes in many dimensions. Students and lecturers at universities are now able to tap into a live security operation which was before only studied in theory. With ELITE, the cybersecurity graduates will be able to “hit the ground running” once they enter the workforce.

  • On-the-job training as Security Analyst, Threat Hunters and SOC Managers
  • Hands-on learning on Key Cybersecurity Skills
  • CyberSecurity Laboratory for validation, simulation & experimental works
  • Industry-like experience in Live Security Operation
  • Using state of the art industry grade Cybersecurity technologies
  • To have Enterprise Grade Lab for cybersecurity exercise & research
  • To greatly enhance teaching effectiveness & efficiency
  • To advance and enrich content of offered courses
  • To keep current with the latest industrial best practice
  • To be part of the ELITE Train The Trainer (T3) program
  • To be the ‘University of Choice’ for Cybersecurity courses
  • To produce competent and career-ready cybersecurity graduates
  • To raise the bar in university education for Cybersecurity
  • To promote recruitment and commitment of academic staffs
  • To offer Industrial accreditation – Certified ELITE SOC Administrator

For more information on ELITE, please email us at elite@tecforte.com