Fortinet training programs make substantial impact

Reported by: |Updated: May 3, 2021

Cybersecurity firm Fortinet said it is continuing to make significant progress in helping close the skills gap through the NSE Training Institute programs and its Training Advancement Agenda (TAA). By increasing the access to training, developing cybersecurity career pathways and connecting individuals to employers, the NSE Training Institute is making big strides in advancing TAA efforts. The institute continues to grow globally, serving IT and security professionals and underrepresented populations. In addition to recently expanding NSE offerings, including the extension of more than 30 free, self-paced technical training courses, the institute also welcomes new global partners. Fortinet feels cyber skills gap remains a top concern for CISOs as it contributes to security risks and the opportunity for bad actors to exploit vulnerabilities when strained security teams are short staffed. It said the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute offers Certification Program, Security Academy Program and Veterans Program and has authorized training centers. Its Information Security Awareness and Training Service was set up to address the widening cyber skills gap plaguing the industry. Through the Security Academy Program, Fortinet supports nearly 400 institutions in more than 85 countries and territories. These academic institutions range from students in K-12 all the way to higher education and research institutions.