The Training Camp Opens Doors to InfoSec Academy

Meeting increased demand for qualified security experts to manage new threats

Philadelphia, PA – September 3, 2003 -The Training Camp, the industry leader in accelerated learning for information technology, today announced the launch of the InfoSec Academy to help mitigate the current skills shortage in information security. The development of InfoSec Academy is in response to significantly increased demand for The Training Camp’s information security training offerings.

InfoSec Academy offers certification training through outcome-based, blended-learning programs for enterprises, government organizations and individual information security professionals. The course portfolio includes vendor, vendor-neutral, and professional certifications for the full spectrum of information security job titles. Gartner reports that within the next two years many companies will require their Chief Information Security Officers and staff to be qualified by information security certifications.

“Our security programs now count for over 25% of revenue, a huge increase as companies move quickly to hire and train executives, managers, and delivery staff to meet and manage security challenges,” said Ed Denzler, CEO of The Training Camp. “Our accelerated training approach offers an environment for IT professionals to fast track skills as they relate to real-world, current threats.”

“Our proven holistic approach to information security training places the emphasis on effective “skilling’. Onsite testing and certification means students are highly motivated and focused on the outcome and get immediate validation of proficiency,” added Denzler.

Rick Van Luvender, Vice President of Security and Product Development at The Training Camp, will spearhead InfoSec Academy. Rick is instrumental in the development and delivery of technology programs, including the Training Camp’s (ISC)2’s CISSP and SSCP Certifications. Rick serves as a Subject Matter Expert for (ISC)2, contributing to the development of the SSCP certification’s Security Administration domain.

“We have assembled the most comprehensive suite of information security certification programs available,” said Rick Van Luvender. “In addition, our global agreement with (ISC)2 puts us at the forefront of security training, with access to security experts, leading global consultants and instructors. Security courses are now consistently a significant portion of our revenue with no end to rapid growth in sight. By opening a new division we can increase our investment in providing the rights skills for organizations to protect themselves against cyber attacks and the growing number of security threats.”

The Training Camp is the only approved accelerated training provider for (ISC)2 CISSP certification on a global scale. “It’s increasingly important for companies to focus on security as part of their IT strategy and skills procedure,” said Marc Thompson, vice president of ISC (2) Institute. “Which is why we support The Training Camp’s continual drive to promote skills enhancement and security expertise with the ISC (2) certifications. The CISSP and SSCP are cornerstones of security skills and certification and offer the expertise and experience organizations need to build a solid technology defense.”

Other courses offered as part of InfoSec Academy include Cisco ‘s CCSP, Microsoft’s MCSE: Security, as well as vendor-neutral certifications including TrueSecure’s ISCA and CompTIA Security+ foundation programs.

For more information on the security courses, please visit or

About The Training Camp
The Training Camp’s on-campus style and accelerated learning methodology delivers proven value to enterprises, government organizations and professionals that need to keep up with rapidly changing industry advances and certification requirements. The Training Camp, with education centers across the United States and Europe, offers a range of courses for Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Linux, CompTIA, (ISC)2, and Sun certification.

The Training Camp, founded in 1998, is the operating name for Knowledge Key Associates, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Don't miss