The industry leading Info Security Products Guide just named our Virtual Security Cloud Labs 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.
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.
“We are proud to be recognized as an industry leader whose innovative learning solutions have been named a finalist by Info Security Products Guide,” says Cameron D. Crowe, Toolwire’s Executive Vice President. “Behind this distinguished success is our relentless drive to stay customer focused. We believe this recognition from Info Security Products Guide further validates our commitment to our partners and customers and their security training needs.”
“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.
Info Security Products Guide will announce the winners at their annual awards dinner and presentation in San Francisco, CA on February 27, 2013. Wish us luck!