Seoul to train 5,000 infosec pros

The South Korean government is planning to train up 5,000 information security experts to address the growing threat from Pyongyang and a shortage of home-grown talent.

The science and technology ministry said that the shortfall of information security professionals in the country currently numbers 1,749, rising to an expected 2,144 next year, according to Wall Street Journal.

The government will therefore be co-ordinating an ambitious attempt to train up thousands of experts over the next couple of years to bulk out staff numbers of just 200 at present.

The ministry is apparently also forecasting that information security-related industry will be worth 10 trillion won (£5.9bn) by 2017 – double its current value.

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk