What’s new in Infosec Skills — Summer 2022

June 27, 2022

The cybersecurity training resources offered through Infosec Skills are constantly expanding and adapting to support the ongoing skill development needed by organizations — large and small — to keep up with technology change and emerging cyber threats.

Our Infosec Skills product pillars have guided and influenced the latest changes to our on-demand training library. Specifically, anticipating learner needs to deliver hands-on training tailored to roles and learning styles

Over the past few months, we have added:

  • Eight refreshed learning paths
  • 42 new courses
  • 16 new labs
  • 55 hours of training

Jump ahead to explore new content for

New Series: The Basics | Security engineers | Information risk analysts | Penetration testers

On-demand certification preparation | Boosting team engagement


New Series: The Basics

Our new series of learning paths — The Basics — are a great starting point for your team, whether they’re prepping for a boot camp, in need of a refresher or looking to earn continuing education credits. Each learning path focuses on teaching the essentials of a specific topic, like:

New training for security engineers

Security engineers are responsible for implementing and continuously monitoring security controls that protect critical assets. Check out our official Security Engineer Role for more training recommendations — whether you’re looking to upskill entry-level talent or help advanced professionals keep their skills sharp.

Systems Administration Cyber Range (updated): Provide your team with hands-on experience in Linux system administration with 11 labs covering scenarios like provisioning and de-provisioning users, assigning special permissions, interacting with the VI editor, and more!

Python for Cybersecurity Learning Path: Python is one of the most popular and widely-used programming languages in the world due to its high usability and large collection of libraries. This learning path includes 17 courses and six labs, providing your team with an application-driven introduction to using Python for cybersecurity.

Advanced Python Scripting for Cybersecurity Learning Path: Take your team’s skills to the next level by training them on advanced applications of Python. Your team will learn how to automate multi-stage attack chains and defensive operations using Python through a series of six courses and five labs.

New training for information risk analysts

Information risk analysts conduct assessments on existing and new systems while also identifying opportunities to improve the risk posture of the organization. Check out our official Information Risk Analyst Role for a complete list of Core and Elective training options.

NIST DoD RMF Learning Path (2022 update): The Risk Management Framework (RMF) provides a disciplined, structured and flexible process for managing security and privacy risk. Train your team on how to execute the framework at appropriate risk management levels and then assess their knowledge with a 25-question assessment.

NIST 800-53 Assessments and Audits Learning Path (2022 update): Train your team on the NIST 800-53 security and privacy controls for information systems to help them understand the necessary support to develop a comprehensive set of safeguarding measures for all types of computing platforms.

New training for penetration testers

Penetration testers identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses by performing authorized, simulated attacks within an organization’s information systems, networks, applications and infrastructure. Check out our official Penetration Tester Role for a variety of knowledge, skills and hands-on training

MITRE ATT&CK – Initial Access Cyber Range: Put your team’s skills to the test against the MITRE ATT&CK® Matrix for Enterprise tactic, initial access. Five hands-on labs provide experience with common entry vectors used to gain a foothold within a network.

On-demand certification preparation

Attending a live, instructor-led boot camp isn’t an option for everyone — that’s why Infosec Skills offers on-demand certification preparation training. These certification learning paths are also a great way to gauge exam readiness or earn continuing education credits.

(ISC)² CISSP (2021 Update): This 19-hour learning path covers the eight domains of the CISSP certification, including topics like asset security, security operations and software development security. Help your team boost exam readiness with a special test-taking tips section and unlimited practice exam attempts.

(ISC)² CCSP (2022 Update): Prepare your team to earn their CCSP certification with this 14-hour learning path covering all six domains of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). Practical question-and-answer scenarios along with unlimited practice exam attempts will help boost your team’s knowledge retention and exam readiness.

CompTIA PenTest+ (2022 Update):  Infosec’s Principal Security Researcher, Keatron Evans, will prepare your team for each of the five exam domains. This 9-hour learning path is the perfect mixture of lectures, labs and in-depth demonstrations.

Resources to boost team engagement

Infosec Skills Monthly Challenge

Who doesn’t love a healthy dose of friendly competition? Put your team’s skills to the test while boosting training engagement with a new Challenge every month. Your team will need to apply knowledge and skills from a variety of cybersecurity roles as they get hands-on with three unique labs. This is a great way to add an element of gamification to your training program while exposing team members to new cyber scenarios.

My #CyberRole quiz

Just last year, we developed 12 Infosec Skills Roles to help you and your team discover the training needed to enter and advance within common cybersecurity roles. You can leverage these role-guided recommendations to personalize development plans for each employee and even cross-train talent to fill existing skills gaps.

Now we’ve gone one step further — we’ve created a quiz to help inspire your staff to explore new learning opportunities. After answering six easy questions, we’ll provide a custom role recommendation based on one of our 12 Infosec Skills Roles. As each team member shares their #CyberRole Quiz results, check to see if they are interested in any of the associated knowledge domains.

“We are finding that retention rates are going up in our cybersecurity roles because people feel like they’re being listened to. They’re being provided opportunities that they may not have had before.” – James “Slim” Beamon, senior cybersecurity program manager at Leidos

Explore what’s coming next

Want a preview of the training content and features coming soon? Read the Infosec Skills product roadmap to see what we’re working on now!

Contact information

Jeff Peters

jeff.peters@infosecinstitute.com