Check Point software collaborates with New York University to close cybersecurity workforce gap

globenewswire | August 05, 2020

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, extends its cyber security academia cooperation with New York University (NYU) to nurture the next generation of computer engineers. For the first time, NYU is partnering with a cyber-security software company that addresses multi vector protections: cloud, network, endpoint, and mobile. Leveraging Check Point’s unmatched experience and expertise in the cyber landscape, NYU Tandon School of Engineering students will receive full visibility and understanding of the Check Point Infinity Architecture via Check Point's eLearning system. The Infinity eLearning program gives students access to the following innovative Cyber Security learning paths.

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TODAY’S SECURITY IS NOT SECURE. It’s Time for a Massive Rethink in Security Tens of billions of dollars are being spent on cyber security annually, yet organizations are still being breached at an alarming rate. $75B+ spent on cyber security technology like firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), and antivirus software.1

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TODAY’S SECURITY IS NOT SECURE. It’s Time for a Massive Rethink in Security Tens of billions of dollars are being spent on cyber security annually, yet organizations are still being breached at an alarming rate. $75B+ spent on cyber security technology like firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), and antivirus software.1

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Uptycs consolidates cloud security with CNAPP

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Pondurance Partnered with GuidePoint Security, a Cybersecurity Solutions Leader

Pondurance | February 15, 2022

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Palo Alto Networks and PwC Join Forces to Boost Cybersecurity Defenses

prnewswire | October 29, 2020

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