Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) and Cyberscool Defcon Inc. recently joined forces in a landmark Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on May 26, 2023, in MLQU Campus. The agreement solidified MLQU’s role as the host institution for Cyberscool’s flagship training program, the “Cyber Security Bootcamp Zero to Hero” course. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in enhancing cybersecurity knowledge and practice in the Philippines.
Cyberscool, a private corporation and the exclusive distributor of ThriveDX training courses in the country, is a global leader in cyber education. Their primary mission is to educate and train both public and private sector professionals, elevating the level of professionalism and expertise in cybersecurity. By partnering with MLQU, Cyberscool aims to expand its reach and deliver high-quality cybersecurity training to a broader audience.
One notable aspect of Cyberscool’s training programs is their successful adoption of the accelerated training methodology used by the elite Israeli Defense Forcein developing cybersecurity experts. Their Bootcamp program, in particular, has garnered acclaim for its ability to transform individuals with no IT background or experience into proficient and knowledgeable cybersecurity practitioners. This unique approach ensures that learners gain the necessary skills to excel in the field, further strengthening the cybersecurity landscape in the Philippines.
For MLQU, this partnership exemplifies its commitment to forging relationships with various government and private entities to develop short courses that complement its existing degree programs. By expanding their offerings, particularly in relevant and important fields like cybersecurity, MLQU aims to provide its students with comprehensive and industry-relevant education.
The MOA signing brought together MLQU’s Vice President for Legal, Atty. Gilbert Viloria, and Cyberscool Founder and President, Edison Abella. With Cyberscool’s extensive experience in innovative IT projects, security solutions, academic teachings, and technical training skills, they are well-equipped to retool and upskill officers and employees in defense against the ever-evolving strategies of cybercriminals.
Moreover, Cyberscool’s esteemed clientele comprises students from both the government and business sectors, attesting to trust and confidence placed in the organization. The notable presence of former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno as the chairman of Cyberscool further underscores the credibility and prestige associated with their programs.
The MLQU-Cyberscool partnership signifies a pivotal moment in the realm of cybersecurity education in the Philippines. By combining MLQU’s dedication to academic excellence with Cyberscool’s expertise and globally recognized training programs, this collaboration is poised to empower individuals and organizations to tackle the growing challenges in cybersecurity effectively.
As the threat landscape continues to evolve, it is imperative that education and training initiatives adapt to keep pace. The MLQU-Cyberscool partnership sets a remarkable precedent for fostering a cybersecurity-conscious society, equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to defend against cyber threats and safeguard critical digital infrastructure.
Through strategic collaboration like this, the country can continue to strengthen its cybersecurity ecosystem and establish itself as a regional leader in the field. MLQU and Cyberscool have embarked on a journey that not only enhances individual careers but also contributes to national and economic resilience in an increasingly interconnected world.