GuidePoint Security Launches GuidePoint Security University (GPSU) To Address the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Recent numbers on the cybersecurity skills shortage shows more than 2.72 million open positions, with the global workforce needing to grow 65% to effectively defend organizations’ critical assets1GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, today announced that it has created GuidePoint Security University (GPSU) as a training and development pipeline for developing critical cybersecurity skills and applying them to real-world solutions. 

GPSU is designed for individuals who either want to begin a career in cybersecurity or extend their current technical skills, including students, transitioning service members, and those who have been employed in other industries. GPSU also has an internship component, which is tailored to create an individualized experience based on the learner’s background and aptitude. During an internship, learners hone both their technical and soft skills, while mastering best practices around reducing customer cyber risk. To support transitioning military members, GuidePoint is authorized to conduct DoD SkillBridge, Career Skills Program and Hiring Our Heroes internships.  

Cybersecurity disciplines that are currently covered within GPSU include: Application Delivery, Application Security, Cloud Security, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Identity & Access Management, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Security Analytics, Security Automation, Security Operations, and Project Management.

The first admissions class (from May 23-August 12) is comprised of 17 students, who are either transitioning out of the military or attending a University, with varying degrees, including Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, and Business. All GPSU learners will be provided a laptop, access to proprietary GuidePoint Security training materials, lab space and vouchers for industry certifications. In addition to these resources, all learners will be paired with a GuidePoint Security mentor, with service members receiving a veteran mentor to help with the transition to civilian life. 

Applications for the Fall Semester will open in early August and be posted on the GuidePoint Security careers page. For more information contact GPSU@guidepointsecurity.com

Source: 2021 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study

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