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Global Knowledge Features Professional Development Solutions to Safeguard Against Data Breaches

Date:
Oct. 01, 2014

Award-winning learning services company offers cybersecurity resources

CARY, N.C. - Global Knowledge, the world's leading IT and business training provider, today announced expanded offerings to support customer needs for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), providing additional courses, events and resources designed to educate businesses on practical Internet security and digital responsibility.

Global Knowledge supports its customers' NCSAM efforts with industry-recognized foundational and advanced IT security courses and certification training, as well as materials centered on cyber safety. Organizations of all sizes and across industries have an increasingly online presence - embedded in maximizing operational efficiencies and driven by corporate initiatives like BYOD and SDN, and business transformations like cloud computing. Businesses have to protect their critical data and information systems by building a skilled, knowledgeable workforce that views security from a preventative framework best achieved through continuous training.

The statistics surrounding Internet security demand attention. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance:

  • Every 18 seconds someone is the victim of a cybercrime.
  • Fifty percent of all targeted attacks are aimed at businesses with fewer than 2,500 employees.
  • By 2017, 3.6 billion or 48 percent of the world's population will be Internet users.

"Right now, one of the biggest challenges in fighting cybercrime is the shortage of certified IT security professionals in every industry, from government agencies and educational institutions to private businesses, while facing increased usage of mobile devices and cloud computing," said Tori Easterly, product director, cybersecurity solutions at Global Knowledge. "We think about cybersecurity and how it relates to business transformation, changing requirements and closing skills gaps every day of the year - but this month, especially when teams are planning for the year ahead, is a great time to take a shared approach to focusing on how our customers analyze, provision and plan to protect themselves as variables continue to evolve. We understand the need and have developed comprehensive training programs to prepare teams and individuals to take a proactive approach to defending important data."

With ongoing changes to the threat landscape and associated corporate requirements, IT professionals must be equipped with current best practices and relevant learning delivered by experts with real-world, applied experience. Global Knowledge's cybersecurity portfolio includes exam preparation training for popular industry-recognized certifications, such as Certified Ethical Hacker v8, CISSP and CompTIA Security+. Security skills-building courses through the Information Systems and Security Assurance (ISSA) curriculum enable IT professionals to address major security skills gaps, from managing risks and auditing IT infrastructures for compliance to managing critical data protection tools. Courses and expanded access to learning resources support skills building and certification preparation for vendor-neutral training paths such as CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA and (ISC)2, as well as for products from industry leaders such as Cisco, Dell SonicWALL, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks.

Global Knowledge encourages organizational leaders and their team members to visit the NCASM website to learn how to get involved and secure additional resources. For more information about NCSAM, visit www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam or www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners.