Partnership will 支持 Workforce Development Needs

Immaculata大学 is pleased to announce an innovative partnership with 网络安全 firm 外堡的解决方案 有限责任公司, a leading national security company. This new partnership will support the ever-evolving workforce development needs within the 网络安全 field. Professionals working in 网络安全 or current college students can enroll for the fall semester for the first online course in Offensive Cybersecurity Operations and Open-Source Intelligence.

Given that offensive 网络安全 is a critical way to protect organizations, individuals will learn the necessary fundamentals and be prepared to sit for the exam to become an Offensive Security Certified Professional. This distinction is one of the most highly sought-after certifications by employers. 期间, participants will use the latest tools, 技术, and procedures to succeed in exploiting vulnerabilities and evading 网络安全 defenses. 另外, they will learn how to communicate rules of engagement, sell the 业务 case for offensive 网络安全, and report results to their 领导 team. 要做到这一点, they will learn the skills needed to perform traditional penetration tests by establishing the ability to detect, 分析, 验证, and leverage weaknesses across each phase of the attack lifecycle while building a comprehensive list of potential risks.

As a complement to offensive security skills and certification, participants will also explore the basics of open-sourced intelligence, a fundamental component of offensive security engagements and complex discipline. Professionals with this skillset often assist with law enforcement cases and offer support with identifying money laundering activities, 威胁狩猎, exposing fraud and background checks. They also support corporate 沟通s with tracking social media sentiment and reputational risk.

Participants will have access to a dedicated 网络安全 lab on Immaculata’s campus, 在线课程, and dedicated faculty support. Fortalice developed the course, which is taught by a 网络安全 practitioner. Individuals who successfully complete the course and enroll in an Immaculata大学 degree program may earn three credits for the course.

“We are thrilled to partner with Immaculata大学 to holistically train tomorrow’s 网络安全 professionals so they can enter the workforce with confidence on Day 1. 重要的是, this course is helpful for anyone that wants to upskill or choose a new career path within today’s workforce. There are fabulous work and growth opportunities in the field of 网络安全. In fact, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the world will have 3.5 million unfilled job openings in 网络安全 in 2025. Our program aims to improve that number,” stated Theresa Major Payton ’89. As the first woman to serve as White House Chief Information Officer, Payton oversaw IT and 网络安全 operations for President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2008. She founded 外堡的解决方案, 有限责任公司, and as its president and CEO, she has led Fortalice to become a leading national security company. She regularly conducts media interviews for TV, radio and print regarding 网络安全 issues. In addition, she is the co-author of three books on how to protect privacy online.

“The need for workforce development in 网络安全 field is immense. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects 33 percent growth within the field. Through this innovative partnership with a leader in 网络安全, 外堡的解决方案, 有限责任公司, Immaculata大学 will be on the cutting edge, equipping individuals with the skills needed to support regional, national and international needs in 网络安全, “stated Immaculata President Barbara Lettiere ’72.

For more information about Immaculata’s partnership with Fortalice, contact Immaculata大学, Academic Affairs at 484-323-3240.


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