Infosec Institute Launches New Role-Guided Cybersecurity Training at Gartner® Security & Risk Management Summit 2022

June 6, 2022

Cybersecurity training roadmaps help organizations upskill teams faster and strengthen security posture

 

MADISON, WI, June 6, 2022 — Infosec Institute, a leading cybersecurity education company and part of Cengage Group, announced it will debut its proprietary training roadmaps, Infosec Skills Roles, at the Gartner® Security & Risk Management Summit, June 7-10, in National Harbor, MD. Alongside showcasing this innovation, Infosec will also host an exclusive speaking session with enterprise client Leidos and demonstrate Infosec’s security awareness platform proven to strengthen security cultures and reduce business risk. 

Record numbers of cyber incidents and open cybersecurity roles in 2021 fueled the need for security education. To help cyber leaders develop security talent critical to protecting their organizations, Infosec Skills Roles provide personalized training and certification recommendations for the 12 most in-demand cybersecurity positions, enabling enterprises to upskill and cross-train talent at scale. Infosec Skills has helped more than 70% of the Fortune 500 prepare teams to defend against MITRE ATT&CK® tactics and techniques, guide team development and fast-track certification — with over 80% of learners reporting improved skills and abilities.

“To build a security culture, organizations must invest in educating their entire workforce about cybersecurity. More importantly, we must collaborate as an industry to build a future state where we leverage security training and talent development to achieve business outcomes,” said Jim Chilton, GM of Infosec and Chief Information Officer at Cengage Group. “Whether it’s hands-on cyber skills training or security awareness training, Infosec will continue to invest in making learning actionable while helping security leaders better equip teams to counter real-world threats.”

Leidos’ CyberEDGE™ Academy Dean, James Beamon, will join Infosec at the Gartner® Summit for an educational session, Build an Agile Cybersecurity Workforce, on June 7 at 3:45 p.m. ET to discuss the business impact of role-guided cybersecurity training and building an enterprise training program from the ground up. Beamon will share best practices and lessons learned from their novel ‘Training as a Service’ model, allowing Leidos to scale and upskill their security team to agilely evolve with their business. 

At the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Infosec will also highlight these  Infosec Skills and Infosec IQ innovations: 

    • Infosec Skills Cyber Ranges provide hands-on training labs in virtualized environments that security professionals encounter every day. Interactive training exercises guide learners to master foundational security skills and strengthen threat-specific proficiencies to confidently counter MITRE ATT&CK tactics and techniques.
    • Choose Your Own Adventure® Security Awareness Games help employees learn by doing and accelerate security behavior change through a first-of-its-kind gamified approach. The games put employees in the driver’s seat with interactive storylines that foster critical thinking, boost retention and increase engagement. 
  • Infosec IQ’s security culture assessment and scoring systematically measures and tracks employee perceptions and sentiments around five domains of cybersecurity culture, enabling organizations to pinpoint areas for improvement and get recommended strategies to strengthen their culture.

Visit Infosec at booth 340 at the Gartner® Security & Risk Management Summit to learn how Infosec is helping organizations worldwide upskill and reskill cybersecurity talent to mitigate business risk, close their cyber skills gap and strengthen security cultures. 

 

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About Infosec

Infosec, part of Cengage Group, is a leading cybersecurity education company helping IT and security professionals advance their careers and empowering employees to be cyber safe at work and home. Its mission is to equip individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to confidently outsmart cybercrime. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent and teams, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness and phishing training. Follow Infosec on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Infosec’s Resources Blog for the latest news, or visit infosecinstitute.com for more information. 

 

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