These courses provide an accessible and approachable opportunity for those looking to begin, or advance, their cybersecurity careers.
Training content spans many areas of cybersecurity, including:
- Application security
- Data protection and privacy
- Secure DevOps
- Wireless security
ThreatX CEO Gene Fay lauded the launch of ThreatX Academy:
“Cybersecurity is a continuous learning experience, and the need for training resources in the industry is only growing stronger. We are excited to announce the launch of ThreatX Academy, and we look forward to advancing the program in the future as part of our broader effort to close cybersecurity’s ongoing talent gap.”
Filling the Cyber Skills Gap
The need for cybersecurity professionals has been growing at a rapid pace, and that demand is expected to continue, ThreatX asserts. The number of unfilled cybersecurity positions worldwide grew 350% between 2013 and 2021 (from 1 million to 3.5 million), and it is predicted that the same number of jobs will still be open in 2025.
This cybersecurity skills gap, along with the accelerated pace at which both technology and cyberattackers’ tactics are evolving. ThreatX cites a study that found 80% of organizations suffered one or more breaches due to a lack of cybersecurity skills and/or awareness within the last 12 months.
Alongside Massachusetts-based training company, Security Innovation, ThreatX developed more than 140 hours of online security training videos. The videos range from cybersecurity at an introductory level to more advanced subjects, such as blockchain security and automating security updates.
Free Courses Offered
All 100-level content will be available free of charge, while 200 and 300-level content will be accessible via subscription, ThreatX said. ThreatX will share all content, free of charge, with select nonprofit organizations, including participants of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s (MRC) Networking Technology Program.
Through the integrated learning management platform, users will be able to consume the content in sequential fashion and earn certifications. The ThreatX Academy experience is powered by Raven360, a Massachusetts-based digital Academy business.
In addition, ThreatX Academy has partnered with (ISC)2, an international nonprofit cybersecurity professional organization, and is now an approved (ISC)2 CPE Submitter Partner. ThreatX content may count toward (ISC)2 CPE credits.
Through (ISC)², members can earn several security certifications, including:
- Certified in Cybersecurity
- SSCP - Security Administration
- CCSP - Cloud Security
- CSSLP - Software Security