InfoSec Institute Blog

Scholarship Winner: Jion Yi Wants to be a Human Rights Cybersecurity Expert

November 16, 2018 // By: Jeff Peters

Jion Yi began her undergraduate education wanting to study international relations and foreign affairs, but in 2016 she decided to break out of her comfort zone and pursue a different interest: programming. It was a difficult transition. In her first computer programming course, she received her lowest grade ever and “felt thoroughly defeated.”

Scholarship Winner: Nicholas Barrett’s Journey From the Military to Cybersecurity

November 15, 2018 // By: Jeff Peters

Nicholas Barrett served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Loadmaster on C-17’s before a medical condition prevented him from performing his flying duties. He left the military in 2014 — an unfortunate turn as he loved his job — and a year later entered the next phase of his career by graduating from the New York State Police Academy.

SAI Global and InfoSec Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

November 15, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

SAI Global and InfoSec Institute today announced a strategic partnership linking InfoSec Institute’s SecurityIQ training platform with SAI Global’s SAI360 software for a modern approach to detecting and reducing digital risk.

Scholarship Winner: Chanel Hicks Believes Cybersecurity Needs More Diversity

November 14, 2018 // By: Jeff Peters

Chanel Hicks has spent her entire career around information technology, but she only “stumbled” into the cybersecurity side of the business two years ago. One of the first things she noticed was the lack of diversity.

Scholarship Winner: Nikita Dia Wants to Take Us to Mars

November 13, 2018 // By: Jeff Peters

Nikita Dia has big career goals, including earning her PhD in quantum computing, working as an engineer at NASA and helping get us all to Mars. With plans to graduate with a master's degree early next year, she’s already well on her way. The next goal is growing her foundation of IT and cybersecurity experience, which will continue this December with our CompTIA Network+ boot camp.

Free Resources for National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

November 12, 2018 // By: Jeff Peters

Today kicks off one of our favorite weeks here at InfoSec Institute — National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week — and we’re celebrating by sharing free resources on cybersecurity careers and pathways all week long.

5 Best Practices to Harden Your Human Firewall

November 7, 2018 // By: Tyler Schultz

When building your human firewall through security awareness training, incremental gains are important. Following a few best practices can help you stack your incremental gains and strengthen your human firewall. We were delighted to speak with Forrester senior analyst Nick Hayes about best practices to harden your human firewall.

Security Awareness: Are you prepared for the coming year?

October 31, 2018 // By: Jeff Peters

Today is the final day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we here at InfoSec Institute have loved seeing the community come together to spread security awareness. However, an effective security awareness program needs more than just one month worth of effort. As we transition into the rest of the year, it’s important to keep the security awareness momentum going.

Securing the Global Killswitch: 5 Ways to Protect Critical Infrastructure From Attack

October 24, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

As we wrap up the last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we turn our focus to protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure. Today’s grid is both the backbone of our nation’s economy and its Achilles’ heel. Attacks like Crash Override and Stuxnet have prompted new discussions and initiatives around the globe to address vulnerabilities in our increasingly interconnected world.

4 Tips to Launch Your Cybersecurity Career

October 15, 2018 // By: Jeff Peters

We’re halfway through National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the theme for week two revolved around addressing the cybersecurity skills gap by educating the next generation of capable cybersecurity professionals. Here are four tips to help launch your cybersecurity career, based on discussions from two recent InfoSec Institute webinars.

5 Steps to Building a Cyber-Aware Staff

October 10, 2018 // By: Tyler Schultz

Preventing cybersecurity attacks at your organization takes more than technical efforts. It requires a cyber-aware staff and a culture of security awareness to keep your organization safe. The biggest question is: How can you build a cyber-aware staff?

Security Awareness: A Core Competency for K-12 Students

October 3, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

Today’s youth spend more time than ever before online. Like learning to lock the front door behind you, security awareness training at an early age helps transform a behavioral concept into a habit. Our FREE K-12 awareness training series includes three fun security awareness training modules, with a fourth on the way to encourage the next generation to consider career paths in cybersecurity.

InfoSec Institute Launches New Channel Partner Program

October 2, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

InfoSec Institute today launched its Channel Partner Program for managed services providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and OEMs. The new barrier-free program diversifies partners’ security portfolios with the most comprehensive security awareness and training solution, SecurityIQ.

Lessons from Masters of Persuasion: Customization is Key

October 1, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

As security awareness practitioners, we need to be better than criminals at influencing our employees’ behavior. Just like digital marketing, customization is key. This means tailoring your training and awareness program by employee role, responsibility and access to boost program effectiveness.

Celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month With FREE Training Resources

September 27, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

If you’re like most cybersecurity pros we know, the security awareness training manager hat is just one of many hanging in your server room. While you’ve been busy patching vulnerabilities and monitoring your networks, we’ve built out a series of free resources to help you kick off Cybersecurity Awareness Month like you’ve been planning for it all year.

InfoSec Institute Announces 2018 Cybersecurity Scholarship Recipients

September 24, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

InfoSec Institute today announced winners and finalists of its 2018 Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, a new initiative designed to grow awareness of the widening cybersecurity skills and diversity gap. After receiving an overwhelming amount of qualified applicants, the company grew the program from $50,000 to $130,000 in available awards.

New Publishing Assistant Makes it Easy to Create Custom Training Modules

September 21, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

SecurityIQ’s new Publishing Assistant converts any PDF into a training module with professional-grade voice-over narration.

[Free Guide] 12 Best Practices for Effective Security Awareness Training

September 13, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

A new study from Osterman Research confirms what you already suspected: phishing attacks are on the rise, and despite advanced security controls, more and more malicious emails are hitting end users’ inboxes. Learn how you can prepare your workforce for this growing threat with Osterman’s free guide: 12 Best Practices for Implementing Security Awareness Training.

SecurityIQ Update Adds Awareness Modules, Five Languages & Mobile-Optimized Phishing Simulations

August 29, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

Now available in 28 languages, SecurityIQ continues to lead the security awareness training industry with its depth and breadth of training content. New content includes dozens of awareness training modules, five new language options and 10 mobile-optimized phishing simulations for employees on mobile devices...

SecurityIQ Integrates with Symantec Endpoint Protection

August 25, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

InfoSec Institute, the leading provider of IT security education and workforce security awareness training solutions, today announced the integration of its SecurityIQ awareness education platform with Symantec™ Endpoint Protection. SecurityIQ’s new Event-Activated Learning integration instantly delivers microlearning security education to end users when they need it most by leveraging security...

Request Your API Key Within the SecurityIQ App

August 13, 2018 // By: Megan Sawle

Integrate important security awareness training metrics into your existing business intelligence systems using SecurtyIQ’s REST API. Blending learner performance data into your LMS, SIEM and other business intelligence software helps you analyze total business impact from your awareness training program.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ – Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

August 9, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

We’re pleased to announce InfoSec Institute is named to the Customers’ Choice Zone of the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Market Report.

InfoSec Institute Launches Industry’s First Security Awareness Practitioner Certification

August 8, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

InfoSec Institute, the leading provider of IT security education and workforce security awareness training solutions, today launched its Certified Security Awareness Practitioner (CSAP) boot camp. The course is the first of its kind to certify professionals with the expert knowledge, skills and confidence to build and manage enterprise security awareness education programs that get results...

Videos & Best Practices to Build a Security Champions Program

July 25, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

Phishing, ransomware and social engineering attacks are rising rapidly. As they continue to get more sophisticated, we also see they no longer discriminate. Regardless of size or industry, every organization is now vulnerable to cyber threats, making organization-wide security awareness training the key to resiliency.

Innovation Fuels InfoSec Institute’s Record Performance for First-Half 2018

July 24, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

InfoSec Institute, the leading provider of IT security education and workforce security awareness training solutions, today announced record revenue growth, development achievements and staff expansion through the first half of 2018. Both of the company’s business lines, SecurityIQ security awareness training and InfoSec Flex professional IT and security education,  demonstrated remarkable gains.

New AwareEd™ Auto Reports & Creating Security Champions Training!

July 19, 2018 // By: InfoSec Institute

SecurityIQ just released a new Auto Reports Dashboard feature for AwareEd. Track your campaigns in real-time and assess your data with clear and insightful metrics to determine the next training steps.

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township Combats Ransomware with SecurityIQ

July 17, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

InfoSec Institute, the leading provider of IT security education and workforce security awareness training solutions, announced the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Wayne Township, Indiana selected SecurityIQ for district-wide security awareness education. Pairing SecurityIQ with the district’s personalized learning techniques and an internally-developed network of trained...

InfoSec Institute Guarantees IT Certification with InfoSec Flex Courses

June 19, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

InfoSec Flex Courses, the next generation of its award-winning cybersecurity and IT certification training. Powered by the new InfoSec Flex Center online learning and assessment platform, InfoSec Flex Courses boost students’ content mastery, retention and exam pass rates...

InfoSec Institute Unveils Largest Role-Based Security Awareness Training Library

June 4, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

Hundreds of SecurityIQ training modules and videos personalized to learner roles accelerate awareness program success...

InfoSec Institute Fortifies Organizations Against Business Email Compromise with New BEC Defense Suite for SecurityIQ

April 18, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

Sophisticated new business email compromise templates and awareness training protects organizations from costly attacks.

InfoSec Institute Partners with ISSA International

March 20, 2018 // By: Kristin Zurovitch

InfoSec Institute is trusted for delivering the highest quality infosec training, certification preparation courses and continuing education. Under this new educational partnership, all ISSA members benefit from an exclusive 20% discount on more than 95 InfoSec Institute courses, including boot camps for (ISC)2, CompTIA, ISACA, Microsoft, PMI and Cisco certification exams...