Raytheon is launching a global cyber education program as part of efforts to help organizations address a talent shortage in the information technology security field.
Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, said Tuesday the company aims to help U.S. partner nations “secure their cyber space by developing the next generation of cybersecurity experts and leaders.”
The company will debut the program at a forum to be held Sunday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as a way to encourage government, academic and industry professionals to identify cyber skills development strategies.
Raytheon will also sponsor a workshop at Khalifa University from Feb. 22 to 25 with the goal to train students on cybersecurity and put their newly learned skills to test.
The company has also formed partnerships with the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington and the University of Texas’ Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security.