Battling Cyber Threats and Risks with Free Cybersecurity Training
Battling Cyber Threats and Risks with Free Cybersecurity Training. New and emerging challenges riddle the cyber landscape. In one year alone, we encountered over 77,000 cyber-incidents1. Each cyber-incident costs an average of $200,000 to a U.S. company2. It is, therefore, critical for all organizations to keep their workforce up-to-date on their cybersecurity knowledge and skills, enabling them to defend and mitigate cyber risks and threats. Cybersecurity workforce development and training are key!
The Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) Branch at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening the security and resilience of cyberspace by providing free training resources such as FedVTE to arm employees and employers with the right tools to protect themselves from cyber-attacks.
FedVTE is a free, online training center with 24/7 accessibility. All U.S. government employees and veterans are eligible for an account. With 60+ courses at varying levels of proficiency – from beginners to advanced – all cybersecurity professionals, aspiring and current, can build skills specific to their interests, work roles, and professional goals.
With all courses aligning to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, which was recently published in the NIST Special Publication 800-181, employees and employers can easily build their pathway in cybersecurity, knowing their capabilities development are relative to their work roles and responsibilities.
This free resource has helped the federal government save over $51 million in costs associated with cybersecurity training.
Checkout how FedVTE is changing the cyber landscape for government employees and veterans in the recent Federal Times publication.
Organizations can use FedVTE as a free training resource to help their employees shift and adapt to the ever-changing cyber climate across the Nation.
Visit https://niccs.us-cert.gov/training/federal-virtual-training-environment-fedvte to learn more.
Questions? Email the FedVTE support team at Fedvte@hq.dhs.gov with your inquiries.
Looking to fill your vacant cyber security openings?
Companies needing help in staffing up their own cyber security vacancies can work directly with the exclusive staffing partner of Hire Our Heroes, Apertus Partners www.apertuspartners.com. Apertus Partners (EDWOSB, HUBZone, Veteran Owned) is a national, full service, Staffing and Recruiting Solutions firm. From Cyber Security or general concept, through implementation and operational support, providing contract, contract to hire and direct hire resources to help your organization succeed virtually across all industries to include government. Apertus Partners is the go to for cyber talent! For additional support please call us at 703-721-8416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
No comments yet