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Fortinet will be building dedicated training spaces for upskilling and reskilling workers and potential cybersecurity professionals to address the "cyber talent shortage in the country".

Global broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet has announced its plans to increase investment and expand its presence in Malaysia, with a new two-story office space.

With this new space, located at Equatorial Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, the organisation said it will continue hiring across all core functions including sales and marketing, info-security analysts, application security engineers, and compliance managers to support the growing systems engineering, technical assistance teams, as well as their patented FortiGuard Labs in Malaysia.

According to its press release on Thursday (2 June 2022), the organisation shared that this new office space is "built today for the future" and features a contemporary design, with collaboration and innovation at the core of the workspace's design. The office will also house the Fortinet Customer Briefing Centre (CBC), which will showcase the group's latest suite of solutions and technology as well as cyber security applications, including service, pre-sales, and application support.

Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the space on Thursday, Dickson Woo, Country Manager of Fortinet Malaysia, said: "The pace of digital transformation for organisations in Malaysia and the region demands proportional or even greater developments in security. Cyber threats are always evolving in sophistication and frequency.

"In addition to a focus on innovation, Fortinet believes that only by growing and reskilling our talent pool can we go beyond meeting the expectations of our customers, and also enable the support of new customers from critical industries leveraging technology to grow."

Fortinet will be building dedicated training spaces for upskilling and reskilling workers and potential cybersecurity professionals to address the "cyber talent shortage in the country".

Strengthening Malaysia’s cybersecurity strategy

Apart from the above, the firm also noted that per the Malaysia Cyber Security Strategy 2020-2024 plan by National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), a key pillar of focus was enhancing national cybersecurity through the continuous improvement of skillsets and expertise to address the dearth of cyber talent.

With this focus in mind, Fortinet has pledged to train 1mn people globally over the next five years to close the cybersecurity skills gap. The company has been doing so through its Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) initiatives and Fortinet Training Institute programmes, and partnering with local educational institutions to build Malaysia’s pool of cyber talent. 

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