Media OutReach – 28 November 2022 –
Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign), Asia’s largest pure-play end-to-end cybersecurity services provider and Offensive Security (OffSec), the leading provider of hands-on cybersecurity training and certification, today announced that Ensign is OffSec’s first-ever Platinum Learning Partner in the Asia Pacific region. Ensign will be working with OffSec to offer hands-on, instructor-led cybersecurity training courses to industry-wide trainees to raise cybersecurity competency in the face of a dynamic and ever-evolving cyber threat.
Ensign will kick off by providing live instructor-led bootcamps for the Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PEN-200) in early 2023 before offering other OffSec courses as part of this partnership.
Penetration tests employ a set of automated and manual interventions to identify vulnerabilities in any applications and systems. Such tests are necessary in an increasingly digitalised world to identify gaps so that remediation can be applied before an actual malicious actor can exploit them. The skills and knowledge required to perform such tests require penetration testers to be well versed in a variety of domains and draw widely from industry experience to ensure that vulnerabilities are discovered in a timely and comprehensive manner. Penetration testers will need skills and knowledge from various domains such as networks and cloud, and understand attacker’s TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures).
There are also plans to offer more advanced workshops with global experts and industry-relevant training. These will serve to boost the cybersecurity industry ecosystem by providing more platforms for professional exchange and cross learning.
“We are excited to be working with globally renowned cybersecurity training provider Offensive Security to heighten the level of cybersecurity expertise and provide a boost to the industry ecosystem here in Singapore,” said Chua Zong Fu, Head of Consulting at Ensign InfoSecurity. “Amid a complex cyber threat environment with increasingly sophisticated threat actors, penetration testing has become a necessity for organisations to perform before they connect to the Internet. The local ecosystem does not have enough skilled workforce to meet the market’s demand. With this program, we hope to be able to share our experience and provide locally accessible trainers to meet the cybersecurity needs in the region.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Ensign InfoSecurity to provide high-quality live courses to trainees in Singapore,” said David Zhao, Head of APAC, Offensive Security. “We are confident that Ensign’s deep level of cybersecurity expertise and regional network across Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region makes it a well-placed partner to offer these training services. We look forward to extending our partnership to offer more courses in time to come.”
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