Back in January, our Virtual Security Cloud Labs were named a finalist for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in their Security Training and Educational Programs category. Recognizing IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions, the award celebrates notable achievements in all areas of security and technology. We just found out we won!
“We are extremely honored to receive this industry recognition from the Info Security Products Guide,” commented Cameron D. Crowe, Toolwire’s Executive Vice President. “Toolwire has developed and hosted hands-on learning environments for Information Technology training for over 15 years. Through our partnership with Jones & Bartlett [Learning], we have created a unique cybersecurity solution that has already been very well received by institutions of Higher Education. A must have for all college and security professionals, these practical training environments could become an industry standard in the next few years.”
“We work tirelessly to develop the highest quality content – both print and online – so this acknowledgement is extremely rewarding. More importantly, it means educators have a high-quality, CNSS-approved, ISSA coursework offering to train and prepare information systems security professionals,” said Christopher Will, Senior Vice President of Custom and Curriculum Solutions at Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Virtual Security Cloud Labs, powered by Toolwire, provide a fully immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling students to test their skills with realistic security scenarios they will likely encounter in their future careers. This “virtual sandbox” learning environment offers instant, unscheduled access to 65 online labs to give students practice with “white hat” hacking on an actual IT infrastructure. Reproducing complex, real-world challenges, these labs expose students to how hackers and perpetrators use these applications and tools in menacing scenarios while building skills to protect digital assets.
The labs, part of our comprehensive 12-title Information Systems Security and Assurance (ISSA) curriculum, are an easy-to-use blended learning solution for instructors and students. For learning institutions, these fail-safe practice labs keep learning self-contained to isolate student activities in a safe environment without putting learning institutions’ assets at risk. Mapped to popular industry certifications such as CompTIA Security +, SSCP, 8570.01 Directive, NSA (4011 and 4013 government standings), and NIST Standards (800 series), they provide up to 200 hours of hands-on experience for students.
Interested in learning more? Visit our Virtual Security Cloud Labs website.