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Fortinet has been selected as the winner of the “Security Awareness Training Platform of the Year” award in the 6th annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global information security market today.
This award recognizes Fortinet’s commitment to closing the cybersecurity skills gap and ongoing investment in training and certification through the Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) and Fortinet Training Institute. In September of 2021, Fortinet made a pledge to train 1 million people on cybersecurity across the next 5 years and through its initiatives is continuing to provide its award-winning curriculum globally.
This year, Fortinet was recognized with the “Security Awareness Training Platform of the Year” award for its Security Awareness and Training service designed by the Fortinet Training Institute. Fortinet’s service, developed by Fortinet security experts and aligned to NIST 800-16 and NIST 800-50 publications, is a SaaS-based offering that delivers timely and current awareness training on today's cybersecurity threats. It helps IT, security, and compliance leaders build a cyber-aware culture where employees recognize and avoid falling victim to cyberattacks.
Additionally, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs provides insights and information to the service to ensure customers can provide the most recent and relevant training to their employees. For compliance-sensitive organizations, the service also helps satisfy regulatory or industry compliance training requirements. The service plays a critical role in helping organizations reduce the risk of a breach as well as reduce the number of support tickets driven by uninformed employees.
“It's becoming more and more imperative - both economically and socially - to make sure cyber security specialists are available on a large scale. By training future IT professionals with the skills needed to address the complexity and diversity of cyber threats, we ensure our safety as well as provide students with the ability to thrive in this increasingly digital society,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “Fortinet's service works to reduce the likelihood of breaches due to human error, identify employee/departmental security gaps, foster a cyber-aware culture, and encourage vigilance both at work and at home. We are so thrilled to recognize their excellence for a fourth year - this time for ‘Security Awareness Training Platform of the Year.’”
Fortinet recently announced it is offering an education-focused version of its existing Security Awareness and Training service to K-12 school districts across the United States free of cost. Tied with the 2022 White House National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit, the customized service enables K-12 school districts to train their more than 8 million faculty and staff on cybersecurity skills and awareness that could prevent them from falling victim to threats, including social engineering attempts, helping to reduce their cyber risk.
The 2022 CyberSecurity Breakthrough award adds to the Fortinet Training Institute’s various industry awards and accolades, underscoring Fortinet’s commitment to cybersecurity training and certification.
The Fortinet Training Institute programs—including the NSE Certification program, Academic Partner program, and Education Outreach program—are helping to solve the cyber skills gap by providing training to security professionals, students, and underserved communities like veterans, job seekers, and more. The goal of building the best cybersecurity training and certification program is also showing progress and those efforts have recently been recognized and validated by the industry through a series of awards. The Fortinet Training Institute has been recognized with:
For all awards, the Fortinet Training Institute was evaluated based on its breadth, depth, and accessibility of the program's offerings.
Find out more about how Fortinet's Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) and Training Institute programs—including the NSE Certification program, Academic Partner program, and Education Outreach program—are helping to solve the cyber skills gap and prepare the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.