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The philanthropic partnership enriches the university’s computer science degree with the Cyber Operations concentration.
WILMINGTON, Mass., May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Security Innovation, a pioneer in software security assessment and training, today announced a partnership with Shaw University, a college/university historically black (HBCU). The software security training platform offers an extensive catalog of online courses, hands-on labs, and authentic e-learnings. The partnership supports Shaw’s commitment to addressing the cybersecurity jobs shortage, which currently stands at nearly 3 million vacancies worldwide. The Shaw University Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research will also help improve the lack of diversity in the industry by creating new cybersecurity professionals from underrepresented demographics.
Shaw students will have full access to CMD+CTRL Base Camp, the same training platform used by Security Innovation’s enterprise clients, including some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Students will be educated on the most pressing security issues facing our increasingly software- and cloud-dependent world.
Shaw University will offer its cybersecurity degree programs beginning in the fall 2022 semester. The comprehensive curriculum is mapped to NIST’s NICE framework and will prepare students for entry-level job roles, including:
- Information Security Analyst
- Penetration tester
- Cybersecurity Policy Advisor
- Cyber Threat Hunter
- cyber intelligence analyst
- Responding to incidents
- Security Operations Analyst
The learning methodology used in Security Innovation’s training platform is similar to that which higher education institutions have used for decades to develop skills quickly and efficiently: learn, practice and master. Shaw will incorporate these products as an integral part of classroom education, labs and capstone projects for its new cybersecurity programs.
“This partnership with Security Innovation is an important step in preparing our students to become leaders in the cybersecurity industry,” said Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University. “By partnering with a leader in safety training, our students will have access to cutting-edge software, training and technology, which is crucial for job readiness from day one.”
“As a college spin-off itself, Security Innovation recognizes the value of educating students in cybersecurity so they graduate with in-demand skills,” said Ed Adams, CEO of Security Innovation. “This partnership builds on our decade-long commitment to diversifying the cybersecurity industry so that we are better able to defend critical infrastructure. There are good social, economic and geopolitical reasons for launching this partnership with Shaw University.
About Shaw University
Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically black institution of higher education founded in North Carolina and is among the oldest in the country. The University was founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper. Dr. Paulette Dillard is currently the 18th President of the University. For more information, visit www.shawu.edu.
About Security Innovation
Security Innovation is a software security pioneer and literally wrote the book on How to Break Software Security. Since 2002, organizations have relied on the company’s assessment and training solutions to secure software wherever it runs. Recognized 6x in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Security Education, the company’s flagship product Basecamp CMD+CTRL combines role-based lessons with hands-on cyber ranges to build skills that last. For more information, visit securityinnovation.com or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter.
About Base Camp Training Platform CMD+CTRL
Base Camp is the industry’s most dynamic and integrated solution for developing skills in software security. Accessed from a single portal, learners can follow individualized learning paths, which can be created for any role or experience level throughout the software development lifecycle. These natural learning progressions allow users to to learn safety notions with courses, practice these skills in hands-on labs, and finally Master these skills thanks to the competition in our Cyber range. With over 3.5 million users, Base Camp helps all software security players address the risk of today’s technology stacks: flawed design, defenseless code, large attack surface, and poorly deployed deployments. configured.