REDMOND, Wash., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the increase in demand for a skilled cybersecurity workforce, and lack of diversity in such, CyberTraining 365 has partnered with the National Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference to provide training scholarships to 40 aspiring students who attended the event on March 31st-April 1st in Tucson, AZ. (For details of the program, please refer to www.wicys.net.)
Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Founder and General Chair of WiCyS, says "The cybersecurity field is severely lacking in people with diverse perspectives and practical shovel-ready skills. Our partnership with skill training providers, such as CyberTraining 365, will hopefully contribute in getting more women with practical skills to bring their perspectives to the table."
Being advocates of inclusion and diversity, broadening women's interests and education in the cybersecurity sector is important to CyberTraining 365 and to show their support of the WiCyS Conference and Community, this year they have offered 40 seats for their subscription-based, online cyber security certification courses, free of cost to WiCyS 2017 student attendees.
CyberTraining 365 has shown an active interest in filling the skills-gap, having launched a veteran scholarship called CyberVet 365 last year, and recently launching a Women in Tech: Cyber Security interview series where they hope to help get more exposure of the cyber security field to women/girls.
"We are committed to providing the best possible cyber security training to those whose skills may be vital in the field, but whom may have not had exposure to the industry or proper training outlets. With women representing less than 10% of the Information Security space, we hope to help lessen this disparity while helping fill the cyber security skills-gap to get more, much needed, experts in the field." Says Bally Kehal, CISO of CyberTraining 365.
About CyberTraining 365
CyberTraining 365 is an online academy that offers nearly 1,000 hours of relevant and cutting edge cyber security training. Our training provides the most in demand industry certification prep courses including EC-Council, CompTIA, (ISC)2 and Cisco; all taught by leading cyber security experts. All of our offerings are aligned with the national initiative for cyber security education (NICE) and ensure the most up-to-date information for this constantly shifting field. With engaging content in a scenario-based format, CyberTraining 365 uses bite-sized micro-learning methodology ensures learners are not overwhelmed with information. On Demand LMS platform has white-label capabilities ideal for internal training purposes.
About Women in CyberSecurity
The WiCyS initiative was launched in 2013 with support from a National Science Foundation grant (Award #1303441, Lead PI: Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Computer Science, Tennessee Tech University). Since then, with support from various industry, government and academic partners, WiCyS has become a continuing effort to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. It brings together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring.
SOURCE CyberTraining 365