Innostage has signed an agreement with the Neimark IT campus, under which a student SOC will be created
Innostage and the Neimark interuniversity IT campus signed a cooperation agreement. One of the points of the agreement is the creation of a student Security Operation Center (SOC, Threat Countering Center) in Nizhny Novgorod. The future SOC will become the basis for increasing the level of information security of Nizhny Novgorod universities and a platform for practical training of IS specialists, the Innostage press service told the Khabra information service. A similar inter-university SOC was created in the Republic of Tatarstan in 2023.
As part of the partnership, Innostage and Neimark IT Campus will conduct research and work on educational programs for educational institutions in the field of IT, digital economy, microelectronics, telecommunications, and information protection. Also, the new agreement provides for the creation of joint events – seminars, conferences, round tables, symposiums, technological Olympiads, hackathons, educational intensives and public lectures. “Innostage has accumulated solid expertise in comprehensive information protection projects.
Innostage CEO Aidar Guzairov said that his company plans to scale the Interuniversity SOC program across the country and connect 20 more universities to the program by the end of 2024. According to Aidar Guzairov, SOC-centers on the basis of universities are part of a large program for training young specialists in the field of information security. The new program will include training on cyber training grounds and regular championships in the format of student cyber battles. The course is developed and implemented by Innostage in partnership with another IS company – Positive Technologies.
On January 19, 2024, Innostage presented in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates the project of the inter-university Center for countering cyber threats (SOC). The presentation talked about the creation and peculiarities of the work of the Interuniversity SOC and how to train IS specialists with the help of this SOC.