LG Electronics, Kitri link to nurture IT security experts

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LG Electronics, Kitri link to nurture IT security experts

LG Electronics has teamed with the Korea Information Technology Research Institute (Kitri), a government-led IT educational unit, to foster new white-hat hackers and internet security specialists in the future.

The electronics company said Tuesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kitri on Monday with Min Kyung-oh, LG executive vice president, and Kitri head Yu Jun-sang, which will help them cooperate more closely in generating homegrown highly skilled information technology experts.

Kitri has been running its own IT education programs through what’s called a BoB (Best of Best). It has already generated some 400 IT experts in four years.

LG Electronics pledged Monday that it will provide a software specialist who is associated with the company’s chief technology officer team as a mentor in the coming fifth installment of the BoB program.

Participants of the program will also be able to build field experience with the newly established collaborative relationship.

Last year, one alumnus of the program won the top prize at Defcon, the first time for any Asian. Defcon is one of the biggest international events on internet security and has been held annually since 1993.

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