Dubai, UAE — To contribute to regional capacity building and support cybersecurity skills shortages, CyberKnight launches the Cybersecurity Skills Academy in collaboration with its newly signed vendor, Infosec Institute, a leading cybersecurity training provider and part of Cengage Group. Infosec Institute helps IT and security professionals advance their careers and empowers employees to be cyber safe.
Infosec is the only security education provider with role-guided certification training for the entire workforce which has helped more than 70% of the Fortune 500 prepare teams to defend against MITRE ATT&CK® tactics and techniques, guide team development and fast-track certification — with over 80% of learners reporting improved skills and abilities. Through this collaboration, CyberKnight’s Cybersecurity Skills Academy will offer comprehensive security certification preparation, as well as online and onsite bootcamps.
The CyberKnight Cybersecurity Skills Academy has 190+ pre-built learning paths mapped to industry standards; hundreds of hands-on labs, including MITRE ATT&CK tactics and techniques; trainings for CompTIA, (ISC)², ISACA, EC-Council, Cisco, AWS; an unlimited on-demand training library as well as access to team performance metrics like assignment progress, total learning time, assessment scores and more. The Academy also offers personalized skill development programs for every team member.
“We are excited about this new partnership with Infosec Institute and the launch of our Cybersecurity Skills Academy – a major milestone for CyberKnight. Our Academy has been built on Infosec’s modern approach to security certification training which will equip Middle East organizations with the knowledge and skills to confidently outsmart cybercrime. The Cybersecurity Skill Academy includes an online interactive and gamified platform offering cyber professionals unlimited access to 1,200+ hands-on cybersecurity courses, trainings, labs, and cyber ranges to upskill themselves in preparation for the security certifications they want to achieve.”, commented Wael Jaber, Chief Strategy Officer at CyberKnight.
“For organizations and individuals everywhere, securing data and systems is critical. Through the partnership with CyberKnight and the launch of their Cybersecurity Skills Academy, we aim to expand our award-winning certification training platform across the region. Every course, cyber range and lab is mapped to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to make it easy for employers, employees, and educators to speak the same language around learning and development as well as to efficiently close cybersecurity skills gaps”, added Jeffrey de Graaf, Senior Vice President International Sales at Infosec Institute.
CyberKnight is a cybersecurity advisor and value-added-distributor (VAD) covering the Middle East with on-the-ground presence in all key regional markets. Our ZTX (Zero-Trust Security) methodology, based on the Forrester framework, incorporates emerging and market-leading cybersecurity solutions designed to protect the entire attack surface by leveraging AI, threat intelligence, and collective defence. CyberKnight helps security and risk teams at enterprise and government customers simplify breach detection, prevention, and incident response while addressing regulatory compliance. CyberKnight's Art of Cybersecurity Distribution business model enables strategic partners to achieve greater market penetration and return on investment, as well as reduced time to value.
About Infosec Institute
Infosec, part of Cengage Group, is a leading cybersecurity education provider helping IT and security professionals advance their careers and empowering employees to be cyber-safe at work and home. Its mission is to equip individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to confidently outsmart cybercrime. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent and teams, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness and phishing training.