SPUP students get job offers from UK-based cyber security firm after internship – The Manila Times

FIVE students of St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) in Tuguegarao City have completed their internship program in a United Kingdom (UK)-based cyber security firm and signed job offers with the same firm.
The said internship program was based on a memorandum of agreement (MoA) between SPUP and Secon, a UK-based cyber security firm.
SPUP said the students have passed a series of technical examinations and interviews which qualified them to undergo the Cyber Academy – Secon's Cadet Internship Program.
Alyssa Jane Villanueva, Francis Prim Pagunuran, Fritze Allen Rae Malana, Miguel Francisco Gamiao and Jonas Gabriel Rivera are all graduating students taking up Bachelor of Information Technology (BSIT).
SPUP said the students during their five-month training program were able to learn about a comprehensive set of cyber security services and solutions and how they function in a real-world scenario.
Also during their training at the academy, they have learned and familiarized themselves with the Security Operations Centre or SOC processes and prepared for an actual job.
According to SPUP, the students have already signed job offers weeks before their graduation to be part of Secon and will start their professional careers as SOC incident response associates.
SPUP said the students were able to pass several global IT certifications including Microsoft's Security, Compliance, and Identity, in addition to the bridged academic learning to industry experience.
Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay, SPUP Director for Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies, expressed thanks to Secon for extending its helping arm to SPUP.
He said Secon Academy is a futureproof program that transcends university education and that the classroom-to-industry bridged immersion is an enormous assurance that the interns will indeed start right in their chosen careers.
“We thank Secon for having St. Paul University Philippines as a staunch partner and maiden recipient for this noble advocacy,” Lappay added.
Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales, SPUP Director for International Relations, noted that in the era of digital transformation, the necessity for information security expertise gets higher by the second.
He said the recent internship partnership with Secon was SPUP's pledge to society.
“Having learned of the job offers for our fresh graduates through the academy program, we are more than elated that St. Paul University Philippines, being an internationally and nationally recognized institution of higher learning, has contributed to the global demand in the cyber security workforce,” Morales said.

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