Accuvant Launches Mobile Classroom for Information Security Training

-- Courses to Be Offered Across the U.S. and in Canada; Taught by Expert Practitioners and Industry Thought Leaders --

Hanover, Md. – April 7, 2011 – Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and federal clients, has launched its Mobile Classroom and opened registration for information security courses in 16 citiesacross the United States and in Canada.

Accuvant’s Mobile Classroom is comprised of expert instructors, leading-edge curriculum, and state-of-the-art equipment pre-configured to emulate specific security scenarios. This new offering will bring high-quality training directly to client sites, making training extremely convenient and less expensive for enterprise, commercial, academic, and local, state and federal government cyber and information security organizations. During each interactive lab and classroom session, Accuvant’s subject matter experts will leverage their real-world experience and knowledge in protecting business assets and private information from advanced persistent threats and attacks. 

“Every day, organizations are adopting new technologies, hackers are identifying and exploiting new vulnerabilities, security vendors are updating their products, and governments and other bodies are creating and implementing regulatory requirements. As a result, the need for timely information security education continues to grow,” said Dane Skagen, director of global education for Accuvant. “With more than a decade of focused security training experience, I can say that Accuvant’s Mobile Classroom is the best solution I have seen hit the market. The bottom line is that our 120+ pages of interactive labs and exercises are years ahead of the competition because they include the newest, most up-to-date tools, techniques and methods.”

Accuvant’s first three mobile classes include:

  • Persistent Attack and Exploitation: Network Defense– This expert class empowers students to architect the required network defenses to counter advanced threats and complex cyber attacks with today’s technology options.
  • Persistent Attack and Exploitation: Offense– This interactive course provides in-depth knowledge transfer and examination of the latest offensive hacking and network/system penetration techniques, empowering students to be proactive in analyzing the susceptibility of their critical data assets to would-be attackers.
  • Persistent Attack and Exploitation: Secure Coding and Threat Modeling   This highly practical course focuses on the analysis and testing of security controls within Web-based applications through real-world exercises and a variety of testing methods including source code analysis, dynamic testing tools and techniques, and logical design and architectural analysis leveraging industry standard threat modeling procedures. In addition to testing skills, students are taught the principles of defensive programming, remediation management within the major application vulnerability classes, and how to design secure application environments and architectures.

All three courses were designed and will be taught by members of Accuvant LABS, the world’s best and most respected attack and penetration team. The classes are for students who want to better understand attackers’ tools and techniques as a way to combat criminal adversaries and advanced persistent threats. Accuvant LABS will continue to aggressively develop and release courses that will arm information security personnel to combat cyber threats.

For more information about Accuvant’s global education offerings or to register for a class, please visit www.accuvant.com/capability/accuvant-labs/security-education.

About Accuvant
Accuvant is the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives, clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in complex security decisions.

Accuvant delivers these solutions through three practice areas: Risk and Compliance Management,Accuvant LABSand Solution Services. Based on our clients’ unique requirements, Accuvant assesses, architects and implements the policies, procedures and technologies that most efficiently and effectively protect valuable data assets.

Since 2002, more than 3,900 organizations, including 65 of the Fortune 100 and20 of the largest U.S. Federal Agencies, have trusted Accuvant with their security challenges. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has offices in 36 cities across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit www.accuvant.com, follow us on Twitter: @Accuvant, or keep in touch via Facebook: http://tiny.cc/facebook553.   

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