Cybersecurity education company InfoSec announced today that it has partnered with online learning platform Coursera to bring cybersecurity training to more than 82 million people.
Courses from InfoSec are now available on the Coursera platform, including programs in secure coding, digital forensics, incident response and cybersecurity management.
The move is party a response to a shortage of talent in the cybersecurity community as organizations grapple with cyber threats as they continue to move operations to the cloud and demand better data protection, says Betty Vandenbosch, chief content officer at Coursera.
“We’re pleased to partner with Infosec to offer critical, highly-relevant IT and security content,” she said. “Flexible online learning programs, such as those from Infosec, can help current and aspiring cybersecurity professionals stay up-to-date on the latest cyber threats, technologies and best practices to protect their organizations.”
Specifically, the programs available now include:
- Cyber Incident Response
- Credential Access
- Discovery, Lateral Movement & Collection
- Python for Command-and-Control, Exfiltration and Impact
Several more will be made available in the coming months.
Jack Koziol, CEO and founder of InfoSec, said in a statement that the organization’s mission is to empower cybersecurity professionals with knowledge and skills they need to keep up with the evolving threat landscape, and that’s why the group partnered with Coursera
“We’re excited to help even more professionals develop the knowledge and skills critical to success in any cyber role, while accelerating job-readiness for aspiring cybersecurity professionals,” Koziol said.
InfoSec currently has its own skills development platform, Infosec Skills, with more than 1,200 resources to assess teams and close skills gaps with courses mapped to the Nice Work Framework for Cybersecurity and MITRE ATT&CK Framework. This includes hands-on cyber training and instructor-led boot camps.