CrowdSec, an open source and collaborative cybersecurity company has announced the launch of CrowdSec Academy, an innovative online platform that offers comprehensive educational resources designed to equip learners with the fundamentals of cybersecurity.
CrowdSec Academy provides a range of free, hands-on learning materials, ensuring accessibility for users of all skill levels. By utilising these educational resources, individuals and organisations can enhance their understanding of cybersecurity principles, bolster their defensive capabilities, and fortify their digital infrastructure against cyber threats. Community members have the opportunity to earn certifications for the CrowdSec platform, interact with fellow learners and receive advice directly from the CrowdSec team of experts.
The need to empower users with cybersecurity knowledge
The company says the launch of the CrowdSec Academy underscores its commitment to empowering users with cybersecurity knowledge, especially in welcoming students and those new to the cybersecurity field in a moment when there is a global cybersecurity workforce gap of 3.4 million people.
“Launching the CrowdSec Academy here at InfoSec Europe felt right because it’s created for both our existing CrowdSec user base, as well as all those with an interest in becoming future cybersecurity experts in our industry,” said Philippe Humeau, CrowdSec CEO and co-founder.
“We want to showcase the importance of fostering that community by adding and educating new members, both experts and students, through the CrowdSec Academy, and sharing the knowledge and insights that we’ve gathered thus far.”
Accenture's launch of Cyber Million programme
CrowdSecs' latest news is hot off the heels of Accenture, which has announced the launch of its Cyber Million programme in partnership with Immersive Labs, a cybersecurity company. The initiative is an effort to “solve the global deficit of skilled cybersecurity people,” says Robert Boyce, global cyber resilience lead at Accenture, the global Fortune 500 technology and consulting company.
The goal of the new programme is to fill one million entry-level cybersecurity jobs during the next decade. The upskilling platform developed by Immersive Labs includes online courses and exercises that train participants for jobs recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) that include cyber defence analysis roles. Participants also have access to job postings from partner companies including Accenture.
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