Leonardo offers cyber security courses in Australia

written by Adam Thorn | March 4, 2021
An Italian Helicopter HH139 C.S.A.R. during Trident Juncture 15 (WikiCommons, Antonio Stellato)
An Italian Helicopter HH139 C.S.A.R. during Trident Juncture 15 (WikiCommons, Antonio Stellato)

Leonardo is set to offer a range of cyber security courses in Australia.

The first, designed in partnership with technology skills learning specialists QA, is a three-day entry-level workshop, which includes an instructor-led online component as well as classroom and demonstration elements at the AC3’s cyber range in Adelaide.

Specifically, it will focus on offering training in cyber and electromagnetic activities (CEMA).

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The Rome-based defence and aerospace is collaborating on the project with DEWC’s School of Information Operations (SOIO) at the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) in Adelaide.

Leonardo also delivers courses through its Leonardo Academy in Lincoln, UK, where it trains the British Armed Forces’ Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre (JEWOSC), as well as international clients.

According to the company, its global offering leverages its experience working with intelligence agencies in the UK, Italy and other NATO-member nations.

“The new training offering is part of Leonardo’s over-arching philosophy that protecting assets is not just about processes and technologies, rather it is people who make the ultimate difference,” said Leonardo in a statement. “A targeted program of training, including training of operators, is an essential ingredient in an effective overall package of cyber protection.

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“To supplement its training offer, Leonardo can provide tailored Cyber Range solutions that realistically simulate cyber attacks, drawing on advanced digital twinning virtualisation technology that mirrors the operator’s real infrastructure.

“These realistic and comprehensive scenarios allow operators to develop the skills and experience needed to effectively combat full-scale cyber-attacks should they occur for real.”

The entry-level course will be run four times per year and can be booked here.

In December, Australian Aviation reported how RACQ LifeFlight took delivery of an innovative Leonardo AW139, adapted to work in “extreme conditions”.

The Special Mission helicopter features “Forward-Looking Infra-Red” (FLIR) tech to spot heat sources from over water, can hover at 50 feet and “lock on” to moving survivors caught in a tide.

VH-XIA, msn 31590, will be based at the aeromedical helicopter operator’s Archerfield West facility in Brisbane.

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