The time is now
Now’s a great time to launch your career in IT Security. Cybersecurity threats are on the rise, yet by 2022 the global shortfall of cybersecurity workers will reach 1.8 million. There are plenty of opportunities for talented, passionate individuals in this field – from software development to sales, support, and professional services.
Trend Micro’s Certification Program in IT Security (CPITS) reflects our commitment to closing the cybersecurity skills gap and increasing diversity in the industry. Trainees undergo a free 10-week program focusing on the soft and hard skills required to start out in the field. Those who complete the CPITS receive a bursary and certification, with the potential for full-time employment for a number of program graduates. Over the past 5 years, nearly 300 young engineers have progressed through the CPITS in Brazil, India, the US, and Middle East.
The next CPITS round in the Middle East and Africa will take place remotely from October 2021, with trainees from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Applications are now closed for this edition of the program. Information about forthcoming editions of the CPITS will be available here when details are confirmed.