Secon has launched our Cyber Academy Program, an internship program aimed at developing cyber skills in Information Technology students. This program will run in partnership with the Philippines’ St. Paul University System. Secon and St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) formalised our partnership through a virtual ceremony on 8 December 2021.
Robert Gupta (Chief Executive Officer, Secon) and Sister Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President, SPUP) led the virtual signing of the partnership agreement between the two institutions.
Also present in the virtual meeting were: Janakan Nadarajah (Chief Operating Officer, Secon), Andrew Gogarty (Chief Security Evangelist, Secon), Dr. Agripina Maribbay (Vice President for Academics, SPUP), Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (Director for International Relations, SPUP), Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay (Director for External Relations and Advocacies, SPUP), Dr. Marifel Grace Kummer (Dean of School of Information Technology and Engineering, SPUP), Dr. Ma. Visitacion Gumabay (Program Coordinator of IT, SPUP), Realyn Vasquez (Security Operations Team Leader, Secon), Ernesto Lampa (Security Operations Team Leader, Secon), and April Agapor (Learning and Development Lead, Secon).
At Secon, we believe that by sharing our knowledge and expertise with the future generation, we can help build a safe and secure future. Therefore, we are proud to have partnered with St. Paul University Philippines to launch the Secon Cyber Academy.
Our ambition is to give new graduates the opportunity to learn and develop their cyber security skills within a structured, experience-based program delivered by our team of cyber security experts so they have the best possible start to their career in cyber security.
As part of the pilot cohort, SPUP students will engage in a six-month cadet engineering program. After completion, outstanding cadets will receive a job offer from Secon.
Secon CEO Robert Gupta said, “Through our Secon Cyber Academy Program, students can step back from what they have learnt at university and apply those learnings to real-life cyber security situations, empowering them to explore tech careers and expand their potential.”
Secon Cyber Academy Lead Mars Cacacho added, “As frontliners in the war against cyber crimes, it’s not just our social responsibility, but our moral duty and dogma to give back to society by training the future counter-threat professionals. By doing so, we can contribute by adding a dependable workforce to create digital safe spaces for the future.”