Best Cybersecurity Education Provider – Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

Additional Info

Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionAsia


Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities, and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing professional graduates for significant roles in business and society globally. APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and recognised for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. APU have been grooming and churning out distinct Cyber Security graduates for over a decade now into the job market of which this group sits in a ratio of 1:3 on the jobs opportunity playing field. The strong collaboration with key industry players such as Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM), CISCO, TecForte, Cyber Test System, and many more so to deliver curricula that are up to the industry’s expectations, in order to address the needs of technology graduates. Other strategic industry partners, namely Amazon web Services, Intel, JobStreet, Microsoft, Oracle Academy, RunCloud and SAS are set to provide cloud credits, training modules, certification programmes, training, mentoring and employment tools. APU’s Cybersecurity Talent Zone is a perfect example of how APU collaborates closely with industry leading organisations. This Zone features a fully-functional Security Operations Centre (SOC), a full-fledged Cyber Threats Simulation and Response Centre (also known as a Cyber Range) and CISCO Networking Academy Lab. The Cyber Range incorporates latest technologies and a military grade cyber-defense system that can simulate highly complex cyber-attacks in a hyper realistic environment, enabling students to understand and formulate defence strategies, and practice the entire chain of cyber defence, while preparing them to deal with real cyber threat attack when it happens.

How we are different

1. Engaging with the industry experts, local & national agencies. The design of APU cyber security programmes are achieved with the industry through the participation of the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) who have cyber security expertise. The experts are integral in verifying content, direction on software/tools applications, guidance on ideas for final year projects, serve in opportunities for industrial trainings and also support via guest lectures year in year out. APU’s Corporate Training unit furnishes industry based certification training and APU talents can professionally certify themselves while undergoing their studies and our offerings are in partnership with the likes of CSM, CompTIA, Rocheston, ISACA, EC Council.

2. Showcasing our talents. Competitions, research outcomes at conferences & exhibitions as an average churn out 85 publications per year in cybersecurity & forensic. APU has been annual winners at industry level competitions hosted by F-Secure, KPMG, and Australian Information Security Association (AISA). This allows for other potential students to see that the exposure is at large and you are on an industrial footing while being in university.

3. Multicultural Learning Experience. With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. It has been a proven track record in producing high quality graduates for digital tech-based high value jobs, via cutting-edge research and education policies, strong industry linkages, and career development and placement services.