BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BlacKnight Cyber Security International, a leading organization for cyber security expertise and training, has partnered with Knowledge Factor to launch a new learning tool designed to help organizations mitigate their risk of cyber attack.
BlacKnight Cyber Security International (BCSi) leverages its network of cyber security experts and IT associations to provide cyber threat prevention through assessment and recommendation, as well as employee training. Through this partnership, BCSi will incorporate its industry-leading content into Knowledge Factor's amplifire learning software – a solution proven to increase knowledge acquisition and retention.
"We have found that employee training is one of the best preventative measures against cyber security threats and attacks," said D. Scott George, EVP, BCSi. "To keep today's organizations safe, BCSi is developing tools that not only teach employees the information they need to know, but also ensure that they can remember and apply that information on the job – that's why we're working with Knowledge Factor. Knowledge Factor's state-of-the-art learning technology will propel BCSi curriculum into a league of its own."
Cyber security continues to rise in priority for organizations of all sizes as costly attacks cause harm. A 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of more than 500 U.S. executives revealed that 69 percent of respondents were worried about the impact of cyber threats on their organization's growth prospects. BCSi uses training, assessment, and real-world examples to better prepare companies to handle and react to threats.
"BCSi is made up of the best cyber security experts in the industry," said Bob Burgin, CEO, Knowledge Factor. "Our software has a track record of success in IT and cyber security training, and we're excited to see the impact we can make together with this new partnership."
About Knowledge Factor
amplifire is the proven learning software that delivers impacting results and improved performances across the education, test prep, healthcare and corporate markets. Built by the world's leading pedagogical experts, amplifire leverages its patented methodology, robust analytics and deep business insights to help client organizations save millions of dollars and transform their businesses – reducing training times, eliminating risk and error, improving user knowledge levels, and identifying and pursuing new go-to-market strategies. Since 2001, amplifire has helped enhance the offerings, products and outcomes of industry leaders like Barbri, The Princeton Review, Pearson Higher Education, CompTIA, and the world's largest consulting firm. For more information about amplifire, visit: www.knowledgefactor.com.
About BlacKnight Cyber Security International
BlacKnight Cyber Security International (BCSi), is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned (SDVO) small business that assists government and corporate clients in crafting risk management solutions for emerging cybersecurity threats. Beginning with a unique training tool that delivers more effective learning and greater retention, BCSi provides innovative cybersecurity solutions to U.S. intelligence, homeland security, cybersecurity, and other national security organizations.
With offices in Colorado Springs, Denver, Austin, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C., BCSi is strategically located to accommodate customers in every corner of the nation. BCSi has an impressive senior leadership team possessing extensive experience and relationships in myriad public and private sector operational domains to include the White House, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, information technology, intelligence, cyber homeland security, and academic and research communities. BCSi's reach is global, with widespread experience and relationships on virtually every continent, particularly throughout Europe and Asia.
SOURCE Knowledge Factor