Infosec Institute Welcomes Bret Fund as SVP and General Manager
November 09, 2023
Fund leading next phase of growth, product expansion for Infosec
MADISON, Wis. – Nov. 9, 2023 — Infosec Institute (“Infosec”), a leading cybersecurity education provider and part of Cengage Group, announced the appointment of Bret Fund as senior vice president and general manager. Fund brings more than two decades of experience leading education companies through transformative growth and will guide Infosec through its current growth phase as part of Cengage Work, which aims to upskill professionals through flexible and affordable online courses and deliver new talent to organizations in critical fields.
“Bret’s experience as both a seasoned general manager and entrepreneur position him well to lead the continued expansion of the Infosec business. He knows what it takes to start a business and grow it at scale,” said Alexander Broich, President of Cengage Select, General Manager for English Language Teaching and Cengage Work. “Bret also brings deep subject matter expertise in IT and cybersecurity, with a keen understanding of the needs of our customers.”
In this role, Fund will introduce stronger product processes and innovation to help Infosec grow the cybersecurity workforce and upskill talent within organizations to stay ahead of cyber threats. He also joins the Cengage Work leadership team to support efforts to help organizations close workforce skills gaps and to improve risk resiliency.
“Infosec has successfully established itself as a leading cybersecurity educator and has tremendous growth potential that I am excited to be part of,” said Fund. “Our customers come to us to develop their talent and trust in our ability to build a more resilient culture of cybersecurity. As Infosec remains committed to developing a cybersecurity workforce that’s built for the future, we will continue to evolve, improve and expand our education and training offerings so that we support technology professionals' needs throughout their entire career.”
Prior to Infosec, Fund served as senior vice president at 2U, Inc., a leading online education platform company, where he oversaw its alternative credentialing technology products and programs, representing a $450 million portfolio. He also served as vice president at the Flatiron School and was the founder and CEO of SecureSet Academy, which focused on bridging the skills gap within the cybersecurity industry.
Infosec, part of Cengage Group, is a leading cybersecurity training company helping IT and security professionals advance their careers and empowering employees to be cyber-safe at work and home. Its mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity through role-guided training that’s accessible and engaging. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent and teams, and more than five million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness and phishing training. Follow Infosec on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit Infosec’s Resources Blog for the latest news.