Cybersecurity skills gap: How this startup aims to solve the talent crisis

In 2008, just a year after large-scale, state-sponsored cyberattacks on Estonia, NATO set up its Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, to strengthen its capabilities and improve cooperation and information-sharing among its members and partners.

Among the contractors who helped build a military-class cyber range for NATO’s cyber exercises, were IT-infrastructure and security specialists Jaanus Kink, Margus Ernits, and Taavi Must. A few years later, they decided to found a startup based on the experiences they had gained.

“We saw how useful cyber exercises are for defense teams. Once we realized that this kind of learning experience could help cyber teams around the world, we started to build RangeForce – a platform for hands-on training of cyber defenders and running cyber exercises at scale,” RangeForce CEO Must tells ZDNet.

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RangeForce provides cybersecurity training for companies of varying sizes,

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Using AI Based Learning To Teach Solve Generation Skill Gap

As economies continue to address the fallout from COVID-19, research from the G20 network’s Think20 is discovering that the skills of those employed “no longer meet evolving market requirements.”

The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union.

To help global economies address the challenges of being prepared for the digital age, the TF6 taskforce of the G20 is offering four key recommendations countries can adopt to utilize AI-based learning including:

  • Embracing and regulating industry micro-credentials;
  • Accessing government funding for workplace learning in traditional sectors and those working within the platform and gig economies;
  • Promoting immersive, interactive AI for skills development as a learning aid and not in replacement of teachers;
  • Promoting innovative technical and vocational education training (TVET) institutions with the backing of quality control and licensing bodies.

“It is evident we are on the cusp of a

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