This month, two cyber security companies announced that they will be offering free cyber security training to anyone who desires to change their career.
The first company offering the training is Fortinet.
Its courses will be free of charge and self-paced, and will explore various aspects of cyber security.
You will learn all about topics such as:
- Securing SD-WANs
- Operational technology
- Cloud environments
In the past, you had to be a Fortinet channel partner to access the firm’s career training content, but now it is open to the public as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the emerging work-from-home trends.
The second company offering courses is Cybrary.
It will be offering month-to-month cyber career training and development courses.
In January 2021, you will be able to educate yourself on the following topics, completely free of charge:
In addition, you will be able to prepare yourself for CISSP certification.
Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, believes that this is a great opportunity for people looking to make ends meet.
Although there is a fair amount of paid material, free career assistance is welcome in a ravaged economy.
Ryan Corey, co-founder and CEO of Cybrary, said that with the increasing number of cyber-attacks, COVID-19’s impact on unemployment, and a skills shortage in cyber security, the industry has to open the door for as many people as possible to begin learning.
Fortinet’s Rob Rashotte said that the firm wanted to start offering training at no cost to partners, customers and the general public.
According to Corey, interest in certain certifications has been trending up, with Network+ and Security+ both being great examples of this.
Among the rest of the topics with increased interest are:
- Intelligence and threat hunting
- Incident response topics
- Malware analysis
Both of these training and education courses make for a strong entry point into the field of cyber security.