“With the increase in technology, the number of attacks on cyber networks has become a serious threat for our nation,” said Gary Earl, WCF president and chief executive officer. “Since Central Florida is an international hub of modeling, simulation and training, trained cyber security workers are crucial to the infrastructure of current businesses and to fill the increase in job openings that will result from technology advances. Also, having trained cyber security workers will help the region to recruit new businesses as it moves from an industry-based to a high tech economy.”
The training included an introduction and overview of security issues for organizational and institutional computing as well as training in physical, software and computing systems security. All students performed introductory security analysis, wrote code to automate security preparedness tasks and set up a protection scheme for a PC computer.
As a result of the training, the students are prepared to take the CompTIA Security+certification exam, an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in network security; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities;
After students complete the exam, WCF will work with local employers to place graduates into jobs.
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