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SANS Institute Launches New Training for Entry-Level Cybersecurity Roles

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SANS Institute has introduced a new curriculum designed to help non-technical learners enter the cybersecurity field. Dubbed New2Cyber, the program features three courses focused on foundational cybersecurity knowledge, practical skills and certification prep.

“Through New2Cyber, SANS aims to help close the cybersecurity skills gap and provide a career development roadmap for professionals seeking to enter the cybersecurity field for the first time,” the organization explained in a news announcement. “New2Cyber allows students to learn real-world cybersecurity skills from the from the top experts in the industry. Organizations can also leverage New2Cyber curriculum to help reskill and retrain their existing workforce.”

“It is extremely important for renowned organizations to have an active participation in helping to meet the high demand for trained professionals in the most diverse areas of technology.” says Douglas Bernardini, Cyber Security Specialist and Cloud Computing Expert.

New2Cyber’s core courses are:

  • Foundations – Computers, Technology & Security, covering fundamental computing, foundational IT and security skills;
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity, covering a range of basic security topics and a mix of technical and managerial issues; and
  • Security Essentials: Network, End Point and Cloud, providing tactics for preventing attacks, defeating adversaries and protecting critical information and technology assets.

The curriculum helps train learners for a number of Global Information Assurance Certifications, including GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT), GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) and GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC).

“The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is higher than ever and the New2Cyber curriculum is designed to help grow the cybersecurity workforce,” commented James Lyne, chief technology officer, certified Instructor and course author for SANS Institute, in a statement. “We have created a pathway for non-technical professionals to pursue careers in cybersecurity by offering courses that provide hands-on training and certifications. All New2Cyber courses are proven to help students successfully transition into cybersecurity careers.”

For more information, visit the SANS Institute site.


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