CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland and PHOENIX, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kudelski Security, the Kudelski Group's (SIX: KUD.S) cybersecurity division and trusted innovator for the world's most security-conscious organizations, today announced a major expansion of its security education and training programs operated in North America through the company's Milestone University – one of the largest pure security training organizations. Conducted through training facilities across the United States, and virtually through advanced training labs, Kudelski's Milestone University provides the instruction and support needed to optimize advanced technologies such as F5 Networks, Palo Alto Networks and Forescout, while offering additional cybersecurity training programs.
Today's enterprise security needs are continually getting more complex as organizations and their architectures evolve to face increasingly more advanced threats. Compounding the problem is an industry-wide shortage of skilled cybersecurity specialists, a workforce that is expected to have 1.5M vacant positions in the coming years. By increasing the number and type of cybersecurity classes available, Kudelski Security is helping ensure that clients have highly skilled workers on staff, as well as making more education offerings available to the industry-at-large.
"Expanding our education offerings is an important part of our overall business strategy, but it is also fundamental to our vision of making the working world a safer place," said Rich Fennessy, chief executive officer of Kudelski Security. "Since 2000, Milestone University security education and training programs have helped thousands of companies in the U.S. learn how to maximize their technology investments by improving the technical expertise of their staff. We've now expanded our focus, adding new offerings on both the most utilized technologies as well as other cybersecurity skills."
Kudelski Security's Milestone University offers IT and security professionals the tools and resources they need to possess across a wide range of areas, such as network security architectures, products and processes. Milestone University also offers cybersecurity training, such as preparation for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, which is the industry standard recognized by most organizations worldwide, and Open Source Intelligence training for law enforcement.
"Kudelski Security was recognized as F5 Networks Americas training partner of the year for 2016 on the basis of their expertise in the field and their ability to support student needs nationwide," said Beth Naczkowski, director, world wide customer education at F5 Networks. "In the past five years, the Kudelski team has trained more students on F5 products in the U.S. than any other training partner. We're happy to rely on them to support our growing business."
Kudelski Security and Milestone University are trusted Authorized Training Centers (ATC) for leading technologies, including Blue Coat, Check Point, F5 Networks, Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks. Led by actual engineers who have years of real-world expertise, courses are conducted at Kudelski training facilities located throughout the United States or through instructor-led, online programs. Sessions can also be taught on site at client locations. Small classes and an interactive, hands-on approach improve participation and deep-level learning. As a further benefit, students can track and maintain course credentials and certifications on Kudelski's website.
Organizations may choose education and training packages that best suites the needs of their employees, including the option to purchase courses in bulk for extra savings.
About Kudelski Security Kudelski Security is the premier advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today's most security-conscious organizations. Our long-term approach to client partnerships enables us to continuously evaluate their security posture to recommend solutions that reduce business risk, maintain compliance and increase overall security effectiveness. With clients that include Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations in Europe and across the United States, we address the most complex environments through an unparalleled set of solution capabilities including consulting, technology, managed security services and custom innovation. For more information, visit www.kudelskisecurity.com.
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