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InfoSec Institute Adds Security Education Channel Partner Program

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InfoSec Institute (ISI), an information security training provider, has launched a channel partner program for MSSPs, managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

The ISI Partner Program provides channel partners with a wide range of security education tools and resources, according to a prepared statement. It is managed by Michael Nobers, an industry veteran who joined ISI as its director of global channels in August, and is designed to help channel partners generate new security education revenue streams.

A Closer Look at the ISI Partner Program

The ISI Partner Program provides automated security awareness training, Nobers told MSSP Alert. It enables channel partners to offer security certification training courses to their customers, along with manage multiple customers on a single platform.

Other ISI Partner Program features include:

  • Ability to Resell InfoSec Flex Pro: Channel partners can offer InfoSec Flex Pro IT security training bootcamps and certification prep courses.
  • Marketing and Lead Generation Resources: Consist of resources designed to help partners generate brand awareness, drive demand and leverage market development funds.
  • Sales Support Resources: Help partners qualify opportunities, provide quoting or contracting assistance and close deals.
  • SecurityIQ Technical Sales Training: Enables partners to use the SecurityIQ security training and phishing simulation platform to help customers build security awareness programs.

In addition, the ISI Partner Program could help channel partners capitalize on the rising demand for security awareness training.

Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations likely will consider security awareness training as "fundamental" to their cyber defense strategies by 2021, according to market intelligence firm Cybersecurity Ventures. Also, Cybersecurity Ventures has predicted that global spending on security awareness training could total $10 billion by 2027.

What Does the Future Hold for ISI?

ISI today offers enterprise security awareness and phishing training and IT and security bootcamps. It also provides online and in-person security training options, including more 100 IT security courses, and has trained over 50,000 individuals to date.

Although there have been many recent cybersecurity acquisitions, ISI customers "will not be under someone else's umbrella of products in the future," Nobers said. Founder Jack Koziol has owned and operated ISI for 20 years, Nobers indicated, and has "no short-term exit strategy."

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.