New Horizons and EC-Council partner on gamified training

New Horizons and EC-Council have partnered to bring gamified training to cyber security, allowing for individuals to upskill

New Horizons IT and Business Training Solutions, has expanded its partnership with EC-Council, a cyber security education company, that will make EC-Council's cyber range available to New Horizons learners. 

For 40 years, New Horizons IT and Business Training has been a technology partner guiding firms with its global franchise network that spans six continents and over 30 countries. 

New Horizons is certified as an AWS Training Partner, Citrix Authorised Learning Centre, Cisco Partner for Platinum Learning Solutions, CompTIA Authorised Platinum Partner, Microsoft Partner with a Gold Learning competency, RedHat Business Partner, and VMware Authorised Training Centre.

Discovering strengths and weaknesses through fictional activities  

The first offering on the cyber range will be a Capture the Flag (CTF) experience called "Hack the Power Grid."

Hack The Power Grid is an individual based CTF event where players compete to acquire flags off a fictional power grid network within a 4-hour time period. Each player has their own set of flags and will compete in their own lanes. Players will apply real life attack sequences in a well thought out power grid environment created by battle-hardened and seasoned professionals.

"We have a desperate need for information security professionals who have been trained to know what they don't know. Knowledge is critical, but it's not enough. Experience is crucial and it's far better to get it in a world-class cyber range where competitors race to be the first to find a weakness in the network. I'm very excited about this event because it will allow participants to demonstrate what they are good at, in an entertaining environment, while they discover where they need additional training," said Bill Jones, Vice-President of Business Operating Systems for New Horizons.

Helping educate people on cyber security 

EC-Council's core mission is to help organisations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cyber security education programmes and certifications while providing cyber security services to some of the largest businesses around the world. 

It is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programmes are available in more than 140 countries.

"I expect our newly enhanced partnership with New Horizons to be one of our most impactful relationships. We routinely hold individual training events for government agencies and corporations, but with New Horizons we can offer this type of experience thousands of times each year. By continuing to invest in our platform and our partnership with New Horizons, we can bring this level of technological sophistication to training for any learner," Steve Graham, Senior Vice-President for EC-Council Global, said. 


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