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OPSWAT Announces Expansion of Cybersecurity Training Program to Address Skill Gaps for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Professionals

OPSWAT Announces Expansion of Cybersecurity Training Program to Address Skill Gaps for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Professionals

OPSWAT Academy 2.0 includes new cybersecurity courses and CIP certifications focused on practical workforce training and development

OPSWAT, a leader in critical infrastructure protection (CIP) and trusted by more than 1,000 global organizations for providing comprehensive and scalable cybersecurity solutions to protect against malware and zero-day attacks, today announced their CIP cybersecurity training and certification program, OPSWAT Academy, has enrolled more than 2,500 students and is planning to release additional courses in 2021.

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“We are incredibly proud of the milestones Academy has reached over the last year,” said Benny Czarny, CEO and founder of OPSWAT. “Critical infrastructure sectors are increasingly at high-risk of cyberattack, yet tens of thousands of mission-critical jobs remain vacant. This accomplishment further proves that OPSWAT Academy is at the forefront of preparing the next generation of CIP cybersecurity professionals for jobs that are ready and waiting today.”

OPSWAT Academy, launched in September 2019, was developed to address the CIP cybersecurity skills shortage through a series of modular, online courses that promote the best practices and practical approaches successfully implemented in the most secure critical infrastructure sectors. Developed for cybersecurity professionals and CIP stakeholders, OPSWAT Academy provides a wide range of free beginner, intermediate and advanced courses designed to reflect the real-world responsibilities and technical proficiencies required of critical infrastructure security professionals.

“OPSWAT Academy is a modern-day education and training program that addresses the CIP cybersecurity skills shortage through a set of comprehensive courses,” said Dan Lanir, senior vice president of customer success at OPSWAT. “The majority of the courses are available free of charge and offered online which is particularly helpful to the thousands of technical professionals around the world looking for ways to sharpen their cybersecurity skills during the pandemic.”

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