This press release was originally posted on PR Newswire by CyberVista on August 8, 2018.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberVista, a cybersecurity training and workforce development company, announced at Black Hat USA 2018 a series of launches and partnerships cementing its place as the leader in cybersecurity training.
"Black Hat is the ideal setting to be announcing these new partnerships and programs with our cyber community," said Amjed Saffarini, CEO of CyberVista "As an organization committed to help address the skills gap, we are proud to share news about adding EC-Council as a partner, adding a partnership with Skills Fund to provide greater affordability and access to cybersecurity training, and announcing a partner relationship with the FAIR Institute. We are also launching our Advance initiative, which defines and delivers skills-based and role-based training. There is no other training company more focused on finding new solutions to the skills gap plaguing our industry."
CyberVista is proud to announce a partnership with Skills Fund, a quality assurance and student loan platform, to offer its students a transparent solution to improve affordability while enabling access to an outcomes-focused training solution.
"Together, we'll connect students from all backgrounds and walks of life with a high-quality, transformative cybersecurity training," said Dr. Joseph Kozusko, co-founder of Skills Fund.
CyberVista has added EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) certification training to its cadre of certification training options including (ISC)2's CISSP, ISACA's CISM, and CompTIA's Security+. Designed for skilled professionals who want to understand how to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems, the CEH certification helps participants think like a hacker and use their tools in order to increase and improve security initiatives. With the addition of EC-Council's partnership, CyberVista becomes the only comprehensive cyber training provider to have official partnerships will all major cyber certification bodies.
"We're proud to add CyberVista to our partnership ranks," said Jay Bavisi, Founder of EC-Council. "CyberVista's mission to help solve the cybersecurity skills gap aligns with our mission to validate information security professionals who are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required in a specialized information security domain that will help aver a cyber conflict."
CyberVista's Advance helps organizations better align training based on their job roles, identifies skill requirements and gaps between those roles, allows individuals and employers to assess their strengths and competencies, and will result in a 100% online professional development solution that helps address talent identification, training, and retention.
"Our new Advance product redefines training for your security staff," continued Saffarini. "Leveraging 80 years of Kaplan experience in learning science, we combined this expertise with a market driven cyber curriculum to create the most comprehensive and job specific cyber training programs in existence."
CyberVista is proud to join FAIR Institute's strategic partners. FAIR is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of measuring and managing information risk.
Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) has emerged as the standard Value at Risk (VaR) framework for cybersecurity and operational risk. CyberVista has aligned its Resolve board and executive training programs with the FAIR standard and is the founding educational partner of the FAIR institute.
"We are very pleased to partner with CyberVista," said Nick Sanna, President of the FAIR Institute. "CyberVista joins our other Partners, pioneering organizations in the field of information risk management, who are enabling us to advance our mission and serve our community at the highest level."
Visit cybervista.net to learn more about these new initiatives and partners.
CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets. With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.'s innovative education technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board, executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information, please visit www.cybervista.net or call 844-558-4782.
About the FAIR Institute
The FAIR Institute is an expert, non-profit organization led by information risk officers, CISOs and business executives, created to develop and share standard information risk management practices based on FAIR. Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) is the only international standard analytics model for information security and operational risk. FAIR helps organizations quantify and manage risk from the business perspective and enables cost-effective decision-making. To learn more and get involved visit: www.fairinstitute.org.
EC-Council has been the world's leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. For more information about EC-Council, please see http://www.eccouncil.org.
About Skills Fund
Skills Fund: A student financing platform that facilitates the growth of high-quality, innovative higher education providers and promotes access to those programs for a diverse set of students. Skills Fund ensures accelerated learning programs meet quality standards, including strong graduate employment outcomes. Programs that meet those standards obtain access to competitive financing products for their students. In partnership with one of the largest nonprofits in the student loan industry, Skills Fund combines the functions of lender and quality assurance entity to align all financial incentives around a student's success.