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Through partnership, Cybrary to provide cybersecurity training to IT Disaster Resource Center staff
GREENBELT, MD Oct. 18, 2016 Cybrary, the world’s first and only no-cost cybersecurity MOOC (massive open online course) provider, today announced a partnership with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) to help train ITDRC’s IT and communication technical support staff on critical cybersecurity skills.
A non-profit organization run solely by a national network of volunteers, ITDRC provides communities with the necessary technology resources to continue operations and recover from disaster. ITDRC volunteers will use Cybrary Teams Platform which provides ITDRC with access to Cybrary’s training catalogue through a customizable dashboard. There, ITDRC can manage its members, export member training data to their learning management system, track skill development and training progression, customize training requirements for enrollees, enforce course completion, and expand access across their organization.
“Cybrary’s mission is to make cybersecurity training cost-affordable and available to anyone, anywhere, which is especially important for non-profit organizations such as ITDRC that are providing an invaluable service, but are dependent on donated or complimentary tools and the skilled volunteers to run them,” said Ryan Corey, cofounder, Cybrary. “With our Teams platform, ITDRC can ensure that the techs responding to disasters in the field are properly trained on the latest practices in cybersecurity threat mitigation.”
ITDRC is comprised of hundreds of volunteer professionals with expertise in numerous technology disciplines. They harness the collective resources of the technology community to provide no-cost Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) resources; as well as technical recovery assistance to help communities continue operations in times of disaster.
“We’re pleased that Cybrary has partnered with ITDRC in order to arm our nationwide team of volunteers with a robust and easily manageable system for gaining or enhancing their network, systems, and cybersecurity knowledge,” said Joe Hillis, operations director at ITDRC. “Cybrary can help us ensure our teams keep cybersecurity top of mind as we provide critical services for those impacted by devastating disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes.”
Since launching in 2015, Cybrary has become the largest cybersecurity community on the Internet with more than 650,000 registered users from around the globe and thousands more joining every day. To date, Cybrary has delivered more than 90 million minutes of cybersecurity training and educational content on 2,000 plus topics – all for free. Cybrary is already one of the highest trafficked websites in the cybersecurity industry and has won numerous awards in the past year including Best Cyber Security Education Provider and Best Technology Start Up.
Last month, Cybrary secured a series seed round of funding for $1.3 million. To learn more about Cybrary, visit http://www.cybrary.it.
Based in Greenbelt, MD and founded in 2015, Cybrary is the largest cybersecurity community on the internet and is helping to advance the cybersecurity industry by providing anyone, anywhere with free resources to learn and grow in the field. The training from Cybrary is designed to help people build a career in their chosen field, or advance in their current cybersecurity career.
The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit comprised of volunteer IT professionals from across the United States who provide technology continuity and recovery assistance to communities affected by disaster. Services are provided at no cost as a public service of the technology community. Founded in 2008, ITDRC is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. To volunteer, sponsor, or learn more, visit http://www.itdrc.org.