Education and training have always been important in the cybersecurity disciplines. To keep up with the latest threats and stay fresh with the most effective tactics, practitioners can’t stop their education upon graduating their college computer-science programs.
Yes, the everyday responsibilities involved in security constitute a partial education. But outside training programs – where industry leaders pass on their knowledge – have also been a critical part of the curriculum.
Employer-sponsored education is taking an even more crucial role in cybersecurity, for several reasons. For one, the pace of hacking threats has escalated rapidly, and organizations have struggled to keep up. Additionally, a talent shortage has prompted firms to look outside the IT department to fill the cybersecurity ranks, but these balls of clay need some molding to reach their potential. And of course, as Millennials enter the workforce, continuing education is necessary to keep them on board.
But not all training is built the same.
Expensive conferences, seminars and off-site sessions can be costly, and some of them barely deliver on advancing the skillsets of cybersecurity staff, let alone drive a meaningful return on investment.
And while in-person programs certainly can get the job done, they’re often too cost-prohibitive to offer at a scale that today’s cybersecurity environment demands.
As such, computer-based training (CBT) has begun to emerge as an important resource for companies and organizations that need to keep their cyber-savvy in shape.
With a number of online formats available, CBT programs allow employers to train their IT and security staffs in a way that saves money and avoids putting them to sleep. They cut out travel expenses and provide the option of learning anywhere, anytime – perfect for the needs of both cybersecurity employees and management. Even non-professionals and executive leaders have options for learning key concepts in security, fitting the coursework in to their already packed schedules.
At the Lunarline School of Cybersecurity, professionals have options for learning online in seminar formats, in self-paced study modules, and in instructor-led courses.
We have adapted our best-in-class education programs to fit the needs of modern business. We are even developing our first course to be made available to the general public (it covers methods for incident response).
To learn about this upcoming course or any of the programs in the Lunarline curriculum, contact the School of Cybersecurity today!