ThreatX has launched the ThreatX Academy, an online portal hosting an extensive library of cybersecurity training modules. These courses provide an accessible and approachable opportunity for those looking to begin, or advance, their cybersecurity careers.
ThreatX is providing all foundational 100-level content at no charge. Training content spans many areas of cybersecurity, including Application Security, Data Protection and Privacy, Networking, Secure DevOps and Wireless Security, among others.
The need for cybersecurity professionals has been growing at a rapid pace, and that demand is expected to continue. The number of unfilled cybersecurity positions worldwide grew 350% between 2013 and 2021 (from 1 million to 3.5 million). Further, 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, has made protecting digital assets increasingly difficult for businesses. In fact, 80% of organizations suffered one or more breaches due to a lack of cybersecurity skills and/or awareness within the last 12 months, underscoring the need for solid and robust training content.
Alongside Massachusetts-based training company, Security Innovation, ThreatX developed more than 140 hours of online security training videos beginning at an introductory level and progressing to more advanced subjects, such as Blockchain Security and Automating Security Updates.
All 100-level content will be available free of charge, while 200 and 300-level content will be accessible via subscription. 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.
ThreatX will share all content, free of charge, with select nonprofit organizations, including participants of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s (MRC) Networking Technology Program.
In addition, ThreatX Academy has partnered with (ISC)² and is now an approved ((ISC)² CPE Submitter Partner. ThreatX content may count toward (ISC)² CPE credits. (ISC)², is an international nonprofit cybersecurity professional organization.
Through (ISC)², members can earn several security certifications, including:
- Certified in Cybersecurity
- SSCP – Security Administration
- CCSP – Cloud Security
- CSSLP – Software Security
In order to maintain these certifications, members must earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits. Through ThreatX’s partnership with (ISC)², security practitioners will now be able to earn CPE Credits for consuming ThreatX Academy content.
“Cybersecurity is a continuous learning experience, and the need for training resources in the industry is only growing stronger,” said Gene Fay, CEO of ThreatX.
“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.”, he added.