Hitachi, Fujitsu, NEC to Jointly Foster Info Security Engineers

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 24 (Jiji Press)--Hitachi Ltd. <6501>, Fujitsu Ltd. <6702> and NEC Corp. <6701> said Wednesday that they will cooperate to foster information security engineers.

The three Japanese technology giants aim to jointly tackle serious shortages of such engineers at a time when government agencies and private firms increasingly face risks of cyberattacks.

They sorted jobs of information security engineers, including the surveillance of cyberattacks and assessment of computer system vulnerability, into 14 types. For each of them, a human resource model including required abilities was defined and a standard training program was worked out.

Hitachi, Fujitsu and NEC plan to make public items in the joint program in stages, allowing other companies to utilize them.

In line with the development of information technology and growing cyber threats, many companies see the need to beef up their information security measures.

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