"The course was a good mix of lecture and hands-on exercises. The hands-on, capture-the-flag exercises were really beneficial — especially the Nmap exercises. They taught us how to write scripts and execute commands, and got progressively difficult overtime."
Operations Department Lead
"Within the first few minutes of being online with my instructor, Leighton, I knew it was going to work for me. I felt very connected through the experience. I could ask questions and he’d circle back to address them before moving on. It was also easy to have interactive conversations with other students in class."
"I chose InfoSec Institute as my training partner because of its long history of training technical professionals, especially in cybersecurity. InfoSec Institute trains thousands of students every year, so I knew they’d be able to tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."
Chief Information Officer
"I got a promotion at work after earning the CCNA Security certification. I actually found out in class right before I took the ICND2 exam. I’m now earning a pay grade higher than I was before class. A secondary benefit of certification is the self confidence it gives you. It proves you have a knowledge base not everyone has."
"I’ve taken five boot camps with InfoSec Institute and all my instructors have been great. We’d often stay after class to study, and the instructors would stay with us and help answer our questions. They’d also reach out to us around exam time to share extra advice and encouragement."
Information Security Systems Officer
"Our instructor directly asked online students for feedback — often calling on us by name. If he asked a question, he would wait until responses from all students came in before moving forward. You didn’t feel like you were just watching a training video because you were engaged."
Senior Director of IT, PMO & Planning
"SecurityIQ is a really polished program that’s simple to use. The reporting tools are also helpful. It’s easy to make my own reports and track important metrics. If leadership wants to know something specific, like how people with a certain title are performing in the training, I can pull that information out of SecurityIQ pretty seamlessly."
"I was very skeptical about online courses. I’ve taken them in the past and I didn’t like them. I didn’t want to take an online training course with InfoSec Institute at first, but decided to give it a try. The course not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. It was the most engaging online training I’ve ever had."
Commercial Technical Lead
"I’ve received resounding positive feedback from both our clinicians and corporate staff about SecurityIQ. They’ve told me the training has helped them professionally and personally. Our employees continue to improve at spotting suspicious emails and using the PhishNotify reporting tool. Click rates on phishing emails have dropped 30 percent since our first baseline campaign."
IT Security Analyst
Managed Healthcare Service Provider
“The reason we went with SecurityIQ is two-fold: SecurityIQ offered training relevant to our healthcare clients, and the platform was supported with 20 years of security training experience and a dedicated support team. It was an easy decision for us.”
Technical Financial Solutions
"Sitting the CISSP class and taking the exam helped me understand the managerial side of security much better. It showed me the best ways to communicate security best practices with leadership and express the importance of security from an operational perspective."
Cyber Operations Planner
"Our phishing susceptibility rate dropped 30% in the first six months. Our team is really into the SecurityIQ training — they are connecting over the modules and learning from each other. I even had a coworker personally thank me for the training because it’s helping him stay more secure outside of work as well."
"We run two-month employee awareness training campaigns every quarter. Each new awareness training campaign starts by gauging the level of security awareness for each office location with a phishing simulation. After that, we launch a series of awareness training videos. Following this approach, we’ve reduced our phishing susceptibility rate more than 90% in six months."
Mariela Di Bartolomeo
"Training online was slightly different from the in-person training I’ve taken in the past, but mostly the same. I would gladly do the online training again. It worked well for me, and I liked the flexibility it provided. I didn’t have to worry about travel or traffic. I just had to get out of bed, get on a computer and go."
ITIL Expert & Senior Consultant
"We haven't experienced any ransomware attacks since deploying SecurityIQ. It was one of the many changes we've made to our security strategy. Security takes a multilayered approach, and employee security education is an important layer.”
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
"My instructor, Robert, was fantastic. He shared stories from the trenches and brought the course material to life. The course covered a ton of material, and his approach helped keep it light. Robert inserted jokes when appropriate and invited us to share our own experiences with the group to keep class interesting and real."
Cyber Systems Engineer
"We have a really diverse workforce. What's interesting is we've found everyone on the team enjoys the SecurityIQ training and challenges, regardless of their role or age. Today, over 90% of our employees are graded A+ in the SecurityIQ platform. We have a very competitive staff — no one wants to be outdone by each other."
Arkansas Securities Department