WSC Announces Partnership with CyberVista
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Posted by: Mari Galloway
Media Contact: Mari Galloway | 910-644-0183
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE WOMEN’S SOCIETY OF CYBERJUTSU (WSC) AND CYBERVISTA PARTNER TO OFFER MEMBERS AND SPONSORS PREMIUM TEST PREPARATION PROGRAMS, DISCOUNTS, AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, June 8, 2017—The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) announces a new partnership with CyberVista, a cybersecurity education and workforce development company, to provide WSC members and WSC corporate sponsors new training opportunities, access to premium test preparation programs at a discount, and a scholarship program.
In addition, Cybervista and WSC are launching a #SheHacksWSC scholarship opportunity for one women to receive a fully paid CyberVista CISSP® training course valued at $3,995 plus a certification exam voucher and a second woman to receive a course at 50% off. Apply here.
“Today, women make up just 11 percent of the cyber workforce," said CyberVista CEO, Amjed Saffarini. "With a potential shortfall of qualified cybersecurity professionals estimated at 1.5 million by 2019, we are delighted to partner with Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu to make high quality training available to women who want to enter, transition to, or rise in the cybersecurity field.”
“The Cybersecurity workforce shortage is a calling for technical women globally to expand to a cybersecurity career where they can thrive and protect privacy, digital identities and economic empowerment. But to do so, women need access to training opportunities, supportive communities, and mentorship on how to steer their careers through life’s constant challenges,” said Jessica Gulick, Vice President of the WSC national board. “We proudly partner with CyberVista, a peer in this challenge to prepare and empower women in cybersecurity careers.”
Under this new partnership, WSC members and sponsors are provided a significant discount of $750 off CyberVista’s CISSP® test prep program offering a new approach to cybersecurity training informed by decades of learning science expertise with sister company Kaplan, Inc. The course, a $3,995 value, includes the following unique elements:
Personalized experience: The only program that conducts an initial diagnostic assessment of each student's level of knowledge to deliver a personalized and efficient study plan.
Most comprehensive: 300+ hours of structured learning including more than 70 hours of live and on-demand expert instruction.
Engaging delivery mechanisms: Includes light board technology and on-demand video, to provide an experience that more closely mirrors and even exceeds the benefits of face-to-face instruction.
A focus on practice: Includes more than 2,000 practice questions, flashcards and CyberVista Summary Notes.
Convenience: Live courses are offered online on weekday evenings to eliminate travel and minimize the impact on jobs and other obligations of working professionals
CyberVista is hosting WSC’s June 26th Networking session at their offices in Arlington, VA. Register here to attend.
ABOUT WOMEN’S SOCIETY OF CYBERJUTSU
Founded in 2012, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a Northern Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, training, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.
WSC serves thousands of women across the globe by bringing awareness to, and advancing careers in, cybersecurity. The WSC community includes information security professionals, IT professionals, programmers, computer scientists and engineers, as well as women wanting to explore and join the field. Recognizing the importance of encouraging girls to embrace a future in STEM-related professions through its Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, WSC provides a unique hands-on curriculum focused on securing information technology. For more information, visit http://www.womenscyberjutsu.org.
CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets. With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.'s innovative education technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board, executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information, visit www.cybervista.net.