Partnership enhances cybersecurity education

By Laura Devaney
November 11th, 2015

Professors, students will have access to cybersecurity videos covering a variety of topics

cybersecurity-partnershipEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott and BeyondTrust, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cybersecurity company that works to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, have joined forces to enhance the education and training of future cybersecurity professionals.

BeyondTrust will provide Embry-Riddle’s College of Security and Intelligence (CSI) with hundreds of hours of videos, covering a wide range of cybersecurity issues such as firewalls, malware and best practices for securing assets.

The videos are designed to train professionals for the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) credential.

Embry-Riddle’s CSI Cyber Program has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2013.

Currently, there are more than 70 students in the program and more than 100 expected next year.

“Due to the large demand in industry and government for trained cybersecurity workers, we expect the program to continue to grow,” said Dr. Jon Haass, Professor of Cyber Intelligence and Security at Embry-Riddle. “We are adding faculty with a variety of expertise to provide students with exposure and hands-on work with networks, cyber physical systems, malware analysis and ethical hacking to name a few. The material provided by BeyondTrust will augment our in-person classwork.”

BeyondTrust hopes to provide internships, thought leadership research and potential employment to Embry-Riddle students.

“Between having feedback from the education sector regarding cyber security and students experiencing the real world of threats through internships and white papers, BeyondTrust, Embry-Riddle, and the cyber security industry will benefit from theory to actual implementation,” said Morey Haber, Vice President of Technology for BeyondTrust.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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