Coursera and InfoSec join forces in a new list of cybersecurity-focused courses, giving the site’s estimated 82 million users access to classes on cybersecurity management, digital forensics, secure coding and incident response.
Courses available at InfoSec are now available and include Cyber Incident Response, Access to Credentials, Discovery, Lateral Movement and Collection, Python for Command and Control, Exfiltration and Impact, among others.
In a statement, InfoSec said it would deploy more specialized classes over the coming months.
Jack Koziol, CEO and founder of Infosec, said it was imperative that the cybersecurity industry constantly offer new courses and educational opportunities as the threat landscape evolves.
“We partnered with Coursera to expand our reach and help people, businesses and governments stay ahead of cyber threats,” Koziol said. “We are delighted to help even more professionals develop the knowledge and skills essential for success in any cyber role, while accelerating job readiness for aspiring cybersecurity professionals.”
InfoSec currently has its own platform for the development of technical skills with more than 1,200 resources covering “practical cyber areas, projects and courses mapped to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity and the MITER ATT & CK Framework,” the company said in a statement.
In addition, the site offers start-up camps and certifications for those who want to improve their skills or improve.
Coursera content director Betty Vandenbosch said cybersecurity has become a problem that affects everyone, adding that consumers now demand better protection of their data from the organizations they frequent.
But the demand for stricter data protection from consumers comes at a time when the cybersecurity industry is facing a severe shortage of talent. Vandenbosch said providing flexible e-learning programs from InfoSec would help those who want to get into the industry or keep up with the latest cyber threats, technologies and good practices.