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Department of AI Cyber Security Grasping ‘Both’ the Training of ...

  • 2020-11-28
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Department of AI Cyber Security Grasping ‘Both’ the Training of a New Workforce and Ensuring Employment in the Cyber Security Field with SK Infosec and KISTI



On September 28, a three-way agreement was made at Korea University Sejong Campus between the campus, SK Infosec, and KISTI (Korea Institute for Science and Technology Information). The meeting was held in order for the three groups to being their cooperation in the research and development of new Cyber Security technology, to train new Cyber Security engineers, and to ensure employment. In particular, this arrangement would not have been possible were it not for the achievements of the students in the Department of AI Cyber Security. The students not only achieved excellent results in top international hacking contests, but the encryption club created by the students pulled off noteworthy results in being selected as the top national encryption club. Also, the other hacking club on campus was chosen as a national Cyber Security club under KISA (Korea Information & Security Agency). These acknowledged achievements are what ultimately led the campus to enter into an agreement with the other organizations.


In 2021, when the Department of Cyber Security converts to the Department of AI Cyber Security, any new student will be required to complete the courses in their major’s curriculum and train using practical skills through a practice-based curriculum. Students in this field will be given the privilege of doing an internship at KISTI, a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence Security, and gain employment at SK Infosec, a top company in the security field in the nation. These benefits will also apply to students who are currently studying in the Department of Cyber Security.


Professor Kim Huiseok, the pillar in the agreement and the head of Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security at Korea University Sejong Campus, said, “I hope that the agreement will make people aware of the Department of Cyber Security at KU Sejong Campus. I look forward to the agreement contributing not only to attracting many outstanding students to the campus, but also helping to define the character of the campus through this newly created department. We managed to get this agreement made due to the combined effort of professors and students in a relatively short time. I am glad for everyone’s effort in helping us to be recognized by the public.”


The department of Korea University Sejong Campus to be newly developed in 2021, the Department of AI Cyber Security, is a department that follows through on its future high-tech education workforce training plan by adding to the AI education curriculum.


While hacking technology has been on the rise due to rapid development of the Information and Communication environment, detection of hacking attacks is not being met at a satisfactory level. Therefore, detection and response technology based on new forms of AI have been in demand to provide an optimal defense.


According to KISTI’s, ‘Comprehensive Plan for Private Sector Information Protection 2019,’ even though cyber security professionals are increasing in numbers, a workforce shortage of about 9000 is anticipated by 2022. Relevant companies are in the same situation. A practical workforce needed by companies to expand the capabilities for Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security is lacking, which has resulted in an imbalance between supply and demand. Therefore, the establishment of the new Department of AI Cyber Security is expected to resolve the workforce scarcity and fill a strong need in this field.


KU Sejong Student PR Team, KUS-ON

Reporter: Choi Suyeon (KUS PR Team)

Photographer: Kim Huiseok (Head of Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security)

Translator: Son Seungwook

Editor: Conrad Brubacher

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