Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cybersecurity solutions globally announced the launch of Check Point Cloud Academy in partnership with its Platinum Elite ATC Partners - Arrow Electronics, Red Education, and Westcon Security. Check Point Software is the first security solutions provider to address the knowledge gap in the industry by offering a dedicated certified education program specialising in cloud security globally. Opportunities for professionals Open to Check Point Software’s partners and IT professionals, the program will also provide attendees with opportunities for career development as the global demand for cloud security professionals continues to grow. CCCS provides an understanding of the basic concepts to deploy Check Point CloudGuard IaaS on platforms As part of the Check Point Cloud Academy, Check Point Software’s Platinum Elite Partners; Arrow Electronics, Red Education, and Westcon Security - will offer a two-day Check Point Certified Cloud Specialist Program (CCCS). CCCS provides an understanding of the basic concepts and skills necessary to configure and deploy Check Point CloudGuard IaaS on platforms such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. Protecting cloud security “According to our 2021 Security Report, last year saw organisations digital transformation advance by over five years in response to the global pandemic. Yet, cloud security remains a major concern for 75% of all enterprises.” “Through Check Point Cloud Academy, we will leverage our technical experience and research to equip IT professionals with the skillset and best practices they need to protect organisations in the cloud,” said Shay Solomon, Director of Cyber Security Knowledge and Business Development, Check Point Software Technologies. Cloud education and certification “Arrow has been offering training to the industry for decades”, said Jacques Assant, Education Business Director for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in EMEA. “In the past year, we witnessed more organisations leveraging the cloud as a result of the pandemic driving remote work. Now more than ever, IT professionals are looking to skill up in this area to remain relevant. Arrow is pleased to be part of Check Point Software’s global commitment to cloud education and certification, and looks forward to offering its cloud training and certification program in 15 locations in EMEA.” Cybersecurity risk Having delivered courses to over 75,000 learners since 2005, Red Education is a specialist training and professional service for the IT community. Mike Baird, Managing Director of Red Education, which has witnessed a growing demand for cloud security training, said, “When technology adoption outpaces the skills needed to support change, enterprises become even more exposed to cybersecurity risk.” “Through Cloud Academy, Check Point, and Red Education are addressing this gap by offering education and certification to businesses in 25 locations across the Asia Pacific and the Americas. We are honoured to be a part of this program as a Platinum Elite Partner and Authorized Training Centre.” Quality learning services As a global IT distributor for over 30 years, Westcon delivers quality learning services aligned with the needs of the industry. Daniel Hurel, VP Cyber Security and Next Generation Solutions EMEA, Westcon said, “Westcon Security is pleased to be a part of Check Point Cloud Academy.” Check Point Software's certification program is in seven locations in EMEA to support businesses cloud security needs “Cloud adoption continues to grow in the EMEA region, and cybercriminals are adopting more sophisticated methods of attack. Organisations want to stay protected in the cloud but need the relevant skills and tools to do so. Education and certification in this key area will remain a focus, and we will offer Check Point Software’s certification program in seven locations in EMEA as part of our commitment to supporting businesses cloud security needs.” Platinum Elite ATC recognition level Check Point Software’s Platinum Elite ATC recognition level is a status that training partners earn to be in the top tier of its certification training program. Arrow ECS, Westcon Security, and Red Education each received the Platinum Elite status for their quality training services. They also led the way in delivering training courses focused on cloud security.
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, announces that it has become an accredited trainer with ISACA, a global learning organisation and technology association. The partnership will see Check Point and ISACA provide CISOs with new ways to prepare for and attain certified cyber skills. Strategic leadership responsibilities CISOs can gain access to ISACA’s courses using Check Point’s cyber-security learning credits or by direct purchase through the Check Point’s training portal. CISOs can gain access to ISACA’s courses using Check Point’s cyber-security learning credits “CISOs face a range of complex challenges right now, as their organisations go through the process of digital transformation and securing their remote employees,” said Shay Solomon, Director of Training Business Development at Check Point Software Technologies. “They have to maximise security with finite resources, while balancing the handling of tactical issues with their strategic leadership responsibilities.” Accredited training partner “With Check Point as our newest Accredited training partner, we’re excited to leverage their unique capabilities to equip both the current and next generation of CISOs and cyber-security specialists with the tools needed to certify their knowledge and skills and enhance their careers in the industry,” said Katie Tarara, Senior Director, Channel Sales at ISACA. The partnership with ISACA demonstrates Check Point’s ongoing commitment to providing cyber-security education and training at all levels, from new graduates to C-level professionals. In March this year, Check Point announced the 100th academic institution has signed up to its SecureAcademy program, which offers a comprehensive cyber-security curriculum to students, with courses available at over 100 universities in over 40 countries.
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, announces that it has become an Official Training Partner for (ISC)², the pioneer and largest non-profit association of certified cyber-security professionals. The partnership will open the door for all cyber-security practitioners globally, with a focus on CISOs, to access (ISC)² professional certification training and exam preparation courses. Professionals can gain access to (ISC)² courses using Check Point’s cyber-security learning credits, or by direct purchase through Check Point’s training portal. Rapid digital transformation By joining forces, Check Point and (ISC)² are giving CISOs new options to develop and attain certified cyber skills, to help them in managing the overall security postures of their organisations even more effectively. Check Point and (ISC)² are giving CISOs new options to develop and attain certified cyber skills “CISOs face a range of complex challenges right now, as their organisations continue to navigate the changes to their networks due to the rapid digital transformation and remote working practices forced by the global pandemic. They have to maximise security with finite resources, while balancing the handling of tactical issues with their strategic leadership responsibilities,” said Shay Solomon, Director of Training Business Development at Check Point Software Technologies. “By partnering with (ISC)², we can deliver new options to help CISOs further develop and certify their sector knowledge and leadership skills.” Cyber-security certification “Expanding our global Official Training program with the appointment of Check Point creates new opportunities for cyber-security professionals looking to validate their skills at a time of great disruption for a cyber-security sector facing a profound skills shortage. The partnership between (ISC)² and Check Point will enable more individuals across the sector on their exam preparation journey towards a world-class cyber-security certification,” said Greg Clawson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at (ISC)². The partnership with (ISC)² demonstrates Check Point’s ongoing commitment to providing cyber-security education and training at all levels, from new graduates to C-level professionals. In March 2020, Check Point announced the 100th academic institution has signed up to its SecureAcademy program, which offers a comprehensive cyber-security curriculum to students, with courses available at over 100 universities in over 40 countries.
Check Point announced that its SecureAcademy education initiative reached a major milestone with the 100th academic institution joining the program to provide a comprehensive cyber security curriculum to students. SecureAcademy offers an in-depth academic program to higher learning institutions worldwide, promoting educational and career opportunities in cyber security for students. SecureAcademy courses are now available at 100 universities in 40 countries, helping to shape the cyber-experts of the future and narrowing the cyber skills gap. Recent research shows the number of unfilled cyber security roles now stands at 4.07 million professionals globally, up from 2.93 million last year. Identifying and resolving security threats Check Point works with recognised national and international universities, colleges and accredited higher education institutions to deliver the SecureAcademy program’s courses. These introduce students to cyber security concepts such as identifying and resolving security threats, and give hands-on experience with security solutions. Completing the course gives students industry-recognised certifications in cyber security skills. Check Point offers the SecureAcademy instructor training courseware, instructor certification, software licenses and marketing support completely free of charge. Students who pass the certification exam upon completion will be extended an interview opportunity for employment at Check Point global offices or its network of more than 5000 affiliate organisations. Cybersecurity skills gap We can give students a deeper understanding of the sector, and a fast-track route to employment" “This milestone clearly shows the value that both students and leading education institutions place on the SecureAcademy program, which is helping to equip the next generation of cyber-warriors with the skills they need to succeed in the industry,” said Shay Solomon, director for education services, Check Point Software Technologies. “The cybersecurity skills gap is large and still growing, so initiatives such as SecureAcademy and our innovative Knowledge Programs will be key to attracting and engaging students to help bridge that gap. By offering range of opportunities for formal learning and professional development, we can give students a deeper understanding of the sector, and a fast-track route to employment.” IoT security As part of Check Point’s commitment to develop the next generation of cyber security professionals, it is also offering a new, free 4.5 hour online technical training course via Cybrary.it, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider which delivers IT and cyber security training to anyone, anywhere, and every skill level. The Check Point course covers cyber security threats and security management. Further, free training modules will be available in 2020 covering cloud security, IoT security, mobile security and threat prevention. Check Point also offers CloudGuard Cyber-Range training. These courses deliver immersive cyber security training in simulated environments via the flexible Cyber Range cloud platform, offering an engaging, gamified learning environment. Training is fully adaptive to users’ needs with built-in debriefing and progression tracking.