Stellar Cyber Amplifies Field-Proven University Program Enabling Educational Organizations to Deliver Hands-on Cybersecurity Training and SOC Services to Underserved Communities

Stellar Cyber University Program uniquely serves educational organizations that provide Cybersecurity degrees/certifications, as well as not-for-profit, managed security operations (SOC) services

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Today, Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR technology, announced the Stellar Cyber University Program – the only program for educational organizations that 1) dedicate themselves to developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, and 2) provide not-for-profit security operations services to underserved communities. The program includes access to cybersecurity technology, curriculum and experts within the Stellar Cyber ecosystem. This invitation-only program is available to academic institutions and underserved communities, both of which often lack ample access to the tools, technology and other resources required to provide effective cybersecurity instruction and defend against cybersecurity attacks.

“All too often, students graduate from college without being exposed to the fantastic career opportunities in the cybersecurity industry,” said Paul Levasseur, Vice President of Customer and Partner Enablement at Stellar Cyber. “Stellar Cyber wants to ensure that students understand the exciting and fulfilling opportunity that exists in cybersecurity, so they can make more informed career decisions.”

In addition to enabling schools to train future cybersecurity professionals, the Stellar Cyber University Program empowers students to provide much-needed cybersecurity services to communities that lack the skills, budget and resources to build and maintain security operations teams.

“Attackers look for targets that cannot easily defend themselves,” Levasseur added. “Our hope is to ensure that previously underserved communities get the protection they deserve.”

The Stellar Cyber University Program includes:

  • Invitation: This invitation-only program is available to qualified, academic institutions globally
  • Enablement: Stellar Cyber provides its Open XDR Security Operations platform to educational institutions for hands-on training to prepare students for security operations careers
  • Curriculum: Stellar Cyber provides 1) Open XDR and cybersecurity courseware for instructor-led training and 2) access to on-demand course content, which illustrates how to use Stellar Cyber to optimize threat detection, investigation and response
  • Training and Certification: Students learn to use the latest security technology (including SIEM, NDR, UEBA, and more) to investigate cyber threats. Students may also participate in the Stellar Cyber Certification Program to achieve additional distinction for attaining security operations expertise
  • Internships and Job Opportunities: Students qualify for internship opportunities within the Stellar Cyber customer and partner community
  • Mentorship: Students may seek advice and coaching from industry experts from Stellar Cyber and its community
  • Licensing for Educational Lab Environments and (Not-for-Profit) Operations: Licensing includes virtual appliances and software that may be hosted in the academic institution's on-premises or cloud environment
  • Special Discounts and Services for Stellar Cyber Products for Other Security Operations: Special educational license discounts are available for other campus-wide security operations requirements
  • Press and Promotional Opportunities: Stellar Cyber collaborates with educational institutions to promote their cybersecurity program, students and associated partners who achieve cybersecurity excellence through participation in the Stellar Cyber University Program.

“Stellar Cyber is proud to offer this comprehensive, collaborative education program free of charge for those training and developing our cyber warriors of the future,” said Jim O'Hara, Chief Revenue Officer at Stellar Cyber. “We are honored to do our part to help reduce the worldwide cybersecurity skills gap and provide security services to communities in need. We plan to scale the Stellar Cyber University Program as broadly as possible globally, to assist academic institutions as they prepare their graduates to enter the cybersecurity workforce.”

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Daniella Asaf
InBoundJunction Ltd.