SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AttackIQ®, the leading independent vendor of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) systems, today announced it has won the Most Engaged Community Partner Award from the Virtually Testing Foundation (VTF), a California-based 501(c)3 e-learning non-profit organization. AttackIQ was honored for its efforts giving back to the cybersecurity community through its free award-winning AttackIQ Academy.
Each year, VTF’s Most Engaged Community Partner Award recognizes a partner who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to helping the cybersecurity community at large and advancing VTF’s mission, which is to serve a cybersecurity-focused community by organizing career paths, bootcamps, speaker events, hands-on workshops, online conferences, and more.
“Security teams must be able to plan their defenses against well-defined threats, measure how well those defenses are working, and execute improvements, all on a continuous basis,” said Jonathan Reiber, Vice President for Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy at AttackIQ. “To give back to the community and advance the start of the art in cybersecurity education, we launched AttackIQ Academy to give security practitioners the practical cybersecurity skills they need, at no cost, to stay ahead. We are honored to receive this award and recognition.”
VTF’s first-of-its-kind partnership with AttackIQ has provided enterprise testing internships to hundreds of college-enrolled students via AttackIQ Academy. During the 10-week career path programs, VTF interns complete courses on operationalizing MITRE ATT&CK, foundations of breach and attack simulation, and purple teaming; earn ISC(2) CPE credits; supply weekly testing reports that highlight any bugs or defects that could obstruct the end-user experience; and are presented with opportunities to develop and improve their networking and professional skill set.
“Community is at the very core of what we do, and we are proud to present this award to AttackIQ for its unwavering dedication to serving the cybersecurity and VTF community,” said Victor Monga, CISO and co-founder of Virtually Testing Foundation. “Offering AttackIQ Academy courses through VTF has allowed our interns and members to gain realistic, hands-on experience about taking a holistic approach to cybersecurity.”
Automated testing has increased in importance over the last year for the security industry and the U.S. government. In September 2022, for example, CISA began recommending that organizations automate continuous security control validation using MITRE ATT&CK. And leading organizations like the U.S. Army, JetBlue and ISS World Services have adopted BAS and automated security control validation technology to achieve real security outcomes.
In addition to its Academy courses, AttackIQ also gives back to the community by providing cutting-edge insights on the latest threats and through actionable guidance for improving security readiness through the AttackIQ Adversary Research Team. Driven by intelligence and research, the team helps organizations validate their cyberdefenses against adversaries with assessments and attack graphs that will help them achieve peak performance.
Visit AttackIQ Academy’s website to learn how to improve cybersecurity effectiveness with free courses taught by cybersecurity practitioners at the cutting edge of the field.
AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, built the industry’s first Security Optimization Platform for continuous security control validation and improving security program effectiveness and efficiency. AttackIQ is trusted by leading organizations worldwide to plan security improvements and verify that cyberdefenses work as expected, aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework. The Company is committed to giving back to the cybersecurity community through its free award-winning AttackIQ Academy, open Preactive Security Exchange, and partnership with MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. For more information, visit www.attackiq.com. Follow AttackIQ on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
About Virtually Testing Foundation
Virtually Testing is a California- based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is one of the first and largest open-university serving 30,000 global members. Who provide technical and non technical career paths, bootcamps, workshops and other vocational courses. VTF partner with industry leaders to offer 100% free courses. Volunteer teachers, mentors and members help carry out VTF’s mission. VTF’s mission is to offer education and hands-on experience at no cost to all those who are transitioning into cybersecurity with a flexible schedule and 100% online. We have developed a special internship program to allow individuals to leverage our community and learn about cybersecurity and perhaps take a life of career swing. We are offering the community an opportunity to develop cybersecurity skills or learn from scratch to successfully access a competitive trending industry. VTF also mentors and trains their interns to be in leadership and management roles by sharing real-world experiences and practicing through decision-making exercises. VTF career path programs can adapt to interns’ ambitions and commitment. Virtually Testing Foundation also provides fiscal sponsorship, governance, board advisors and technical resources for new communities or established non-profit organizations. For more information, visit https://virtuallytestingfoundation.org/ and follow Virtually Testing Foundation on social media for announcements of FREE trainings and community testimonials at https://l.ead.me/VTFoundation.