Kaspersky and the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center have started a collaboration to train cosmonauts and IT specialists in the field of cyber security.

The Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center is an institute in Star City, Russia, where cosmonauts from all over the world are prepared for a stay in space. Now there will also be training courses for security experts from Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) in the field of cybersecurity.

Explore space safely

The training courses are designed to help cosmonauts and IT professionals learn how to explore the space in a safe way. The courses cover both essential basics and insights into the most advanced cyber threats in the space industry.

Pavel Vlasov, the head of the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center, states that both organizations occupy a unique position, and strive for absolute top class in their own expertise. At the same time, we share the same values such as a passion for innovation and the determination to achieve ambitious goals.

Kaspersky-CEO Eugene Kaspersky considers it a great honour to be able to contribute to safe space travel. And in this way also to help in the development of scientific progress for the in this case literal ascent of mankind.

60 years of support

The Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center has been supporting manned space travel for almost sixty years. It was also at the forefront of the first human spaceflight. After that, the centre also helped to enable the first flight of a female cosmonaut, as well as the first space walks.

The Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center now also takes care of the selection, training and medical research of space travelers. The centre uses a unique infrastructure consisting of several simulators.

Kaspersky has also been supporting initiatives in the field of science and space exploration for some time now. In 2016, for example, the company started providing support to Starmus, an international festival that combines science, art and music.

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