Workforce training and development might be easy to overlook, but without IT staff members who understand the security tools at their fingertips, inside and out, no amount of investment in cyberdefenses can keep campus networks completely safe.
Focal Point Data Risk, a CDW company, understands that challenge. They offer a comprehensive suite of solutions and services for cybersecurity teams, including cyberskills development through their Focal Point Academy.
Here’s a look at some of what Focal Point can offer.
Make Security Experts Out of Your Existing Staff
For as much as colleges and universities spend on cybersecurity tools, few are fortunate enough to have highly trained security experts on staff. And if they do, those employees can be hard to keep because they possess a skill set that is highly sought after by deep-pocketed private companies.
So higher education IT departments need to build their own expert staff.
To help them do that, Focal Point offers hundreds of different courses to boost staff members’ knowledge in areas like offensive and defensive cybersecurity, cloud implementation and security, application development and security, programming, secure coding, DevSecOps, data science and analytics.
The courses run anywhere from one to five days and operate at a range of difficulty levels, with prerequisites required for some and badges offered once certain classes or pathways are completed. They are online, instructor-led courses that enrollees complete at their own pace.