Group-IB, one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, partnered University of Naples Federico II (UNINA) to advance the university’s cybersecurity branch by establishing a Threat Hunting & Investigation Competence Centre.
The centre will serve as a living lab for students who will be able to dive into the world of innovative cybersecurity technologies, learn more about various types of threats and notorious cybercriminals along with their evolution. Adding Group-IB on board as one of its partners, the Naples University provides a way for its students to learn from battle-tried cybercrime investigators, cybersecurity analysts, incident response specialists, as well as threat and fraud hunting experts, while at the same to get acquainted with the company’s proprietary solutions for the prevention and investigation of cyberattacks and protection against online fraud and digital risks.
Amid constantly increasing cyber risks for business, public and non-profitable organizations, cybersecurity is turning into one of the most high-demand business fields. It suffices to consider that the number of open positions in this field was reported to have jumped by 350% from 2013 to 2021. Federico II and Group-IB will be developing their cooperation around three major areas: the transfer of knowledge, industry projects, and internships for students.
The joint Threat Hunting & Investigation Competence Centre will serve as a platform for onsite threat hunting and cyber investigation training for both university students and its teaching staff. The supported training activities will also be open to external participants — post-graduate students, cybersecurity professionals, and companies.
Rector of the University Federico II of Naples
Head of Business Development Italy at Group-IB
The Threat Hunting & Investigation Competence Centre will serve as a platform for threat hunting and cyber investigation training for both university students and faculty. The training activities promoted will also be open to external participants such as PhD students, cybersecurity professionals and companies.
Simon Pietro Romano
Professor of Network Security at Federico II