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Bridging the cyber-security skills gap at F5

Bridging the cyber-security skills gap at F5

F5 values the contribution of its graduates.

An exciting collaboration saw F5 Networks partner​ with Edinburgh Napier University to bridge cyber-security skills gap in Scotland.

Through the partnership, students at Edinburgh Napier have benefited from the integration of devices provided by F5 and Hutchison Networks throughout their degree courses, exposing future employees to real-life IT environments and threats and enabling a better understanding of IT security technology.

Enhanced by F5 and HN technology, modules on topics such as cryptography, network forensics and malware analysis have also been given added relevance, empowering students to feel fully prepared for a professional cyber-security career.

Bill Buchanan, Head of the Cyber Academy based within Edinburgh Napier University stated “For education to make graduates industry-ready, it has to be delivered in modern, dynamic ways that mirror the corporate environment. The support of F5 and HN has been integral to providing our students with world-class training infrastructure. The partnership sets the bar for how cyber-security businesses can work with academic institutions to tackle the skills gap together, for the benefit of the industry, and ultimately, society as a whole. At present we are building one of the most advanced Cyber Security training infrastructures in the World, and contributes to this as it allows professionals to train on real-life scenarios with real-life devices.”

Get more information on the F5 partnership with Napier University.

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