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Salt Lake City—Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, released its new information and cyber security content category Wednesday. The new content category makes its debut on Pluralsight’s learning platform with four learning paths and more than 90 expert-authored courses. Designed to equip security, development and IT ops professionals with the most current and critical areas of information and cyber security, this consistently updated resource will empower businesses with the skills needed to protect sensitive and proprietary data, fortify critical systems, maintain security compliance and adhere to regulations.
“There is a large and growing need for cybersecurity training to safeguard against cyber threats,” said Gary Eimerman, VP of IT ops content at Pluralsight. “In building our information and cyber security content category, we assembled the industry’s best talent to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to keep their information safe, systems secure and business running amidst today’s most destructive digital attacks and vulnerabilities.”
More than 60 percent of CEOs across the globe cite cyber threats, including a lack of data security, as a top concern. Recent high-profile security breaches and increased government and industry regulation and oversight have made information and cyber security a high priority for technology teams, leaders and businesses. Pluralsight’s information and cyber security training keeps teams at the forefront of best practices and standards. Arming professionals with this knowledge is critical in preventing costly breaches and downtime that could jeopardize vital company data and systems. The security-focused training will help professionals build skills and aptitudes to better protect their organizations and customers.
“Pluralsight is the first and last place I look to learn about job-relevant topics, especially regarding security,” said Marc Dubach, security analyst and Pluralsight member. “Whether I need to learn a brand new technology, refresh my knowledge or gain deeper insights, Pluralsight has the course I need. It’s been my go-to source for learning a variety of developer skills and IT best practices, and taught me how to conduct more in-depth penetration tests that directly help me safeguard my sites.”
According to the 2015 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study, businesses are currently suffering from understaffed cybersecurity-focused teams, a problem forecasted to continue, with a shortfall of 1.5 million professionals by 2020. Pluralsight’s information and cyber security content category provides security professionals with a growing collection of courses that cover a variety of security-specific topics, including penetration testing, auditing, incident response and digital forensics, ethical hacking, security and risk management, security engineering and more, and its learning paths help users track their progress towards mastering a topic or preparing for a certification.