Cengage Group | February 01, 2022
Cengage Group, a global education technology firm with millions of students, has agreed to pay $190.8 million for Infosec, a significant cybersecurity education provider. Cengage Group will expand into the cybersecurity professional training market due to this acquisition, and its fast-developing Workforce Skills business will grow significantly. Subject to usual closing conditions and regulatory clearances, the acquisition is scheduled to close in the first calendar quarter of 2022.
"The cybersecurity industry is at a critical inflection point where the skilled labor shortage could have far-reaching and lasting effects on business and personal safety. At the same time, it provides an opportunity for un- or under-employed workers who can upskill or reskill for career advancement. With our scale and resources, more cybersecurity professionals will have access to an affordable and faster option to develop the skills they need," said Michael E. Hansen, CEO of Cengage Group. "The online, employer-paid cybersecurity training segment is currently a $1 billion market, with expectations that it will grow to $10 billion annually by 2027. Combining Infosec with our already-successful Workforce Skills business will provide top-line growth, expand our base of recurring revenue and accelerate our opportunity within the space."
Cengage Group's ed2go company will absorb Infosec as part of its Workforce Skills division, and Cengage will retain and invest in Infosec people and products to support future growth. Since its inception in 2004, Infosec has taught over 100,000 cybersecurity experts and provided training to over 5 million learners to enhance their cybersecurity knowledge and safety at home and work.
Cengage Group offers post-secondary and online continuing education courses through partnerships with hundreds of community colleges and universities, allowing students to upskill and reskill. According to Cengage Group's study on the "Great Resignation," 78 percent of people who had resigned from a job pursued online training courses or certificate programs. It stated they were critical to getting a new job. The ed2go business of Cengage Group helps job searchers and those who are currently employed by providing market-leading learning experiences that educate people for employment in high-demand fields like IT.
"Infosec was built by talented employees who truly believe that knowledge is power and care deeply about creating training materials that help cybersecurity professionals advance in their careers and keep employers and staff aware of cybersecurity threats at home and at work. Cengage Group has the same level of passion for making learning accessible, affordable and applicable to today's cybersecurity professionals,Building on ed2go's history in online training, Infosec will benefit from Cengage Group's scale and expertise, which means we can reach more cybersecurity professionals and employers that are looking to not only grow their careers but to keep businesses, governments, and people safe from cyber threats."
Jack Koziol, CEO and Founder of Infosec
The frequency of cyber-attacks rose dramatically as the world switched to remote and hybrid working environments. As a result, the demand for competent and educated cybersecurity professionals has increased, prompting the Bureau of Labor Statistics to rank information security analysts as the tenth fastest expanding occupation in the United States over the next decade, with a 31 percent increase in employment.
businesswire | December 15, 2020
The expansion in web based gaming stood out from assailants, coming about in almost 77% of digital assaults focusing on internet gaming and betting enterprises in Q3 2020, as per the Nexusguard Q3 2020 Threat Report. In excess of 33% of these amusement assaults zeroed in on internet gaming targets. Nexusguard experts likewise revealed a 287% expansion altogether DDoS assaults in the second from last quarter contrasted with a similar period a year ago. Web based gaming stages' affectability to idleness and accessibility issues makes them ideal DDoS assault targets, and the internet gaming climate is target-rich for culprits to underwrite during the pandemic.
The lockdown and social separating measures upheld during the pandemic caused commitment in home diversion—internet gaming, specifically—to take off while films, bars and other regular amusement scenes stayed shut. Gamers have become a powerful objective for aggressors, especially in light of the fact that they are genuinely connected with, socially dynamic, and regularly spend discretionary cashflow on their gaming accounts. Albeit web based gaming is profoundly touchy to idleness and bundle misfortune, Nexusguard scientists caution delicate discovery and high-limit alleviation alone are inadequate to defeat enormous DDoS assaults. Gaming ventures and specialist organizations should team up to battle assault strategies through a blend of innovation, information sharing and best security rehearses.
“Online gaming is snowballing in part due to the growth of cloud computing as well as the limited options for home entertainment during the pandemic, providing cyber attackers with a wide population of targets to exploit,” said Juniman Kasman, chief technology officer for Nexusguard. “Game service providers, CSPs and other organizations should take steps to safeguard service, including segregating applications to minimize collateral damage or rehearsing incident response drills to reduce service disruption during attacks.”
Concerning internet gaming, 99.5% of digital assaults were volumetric in nature, with 99.4% of assaults comprising of single vector assaults. Culprits expect to devour all transmission capacity so gamers endure the symptoms of idleness and afterward change to game worker has with quicker and more steady network.
Nexusguard's DDoS danger research provides details regarding assault information from botnet examining, honeypots, CSPs and traffic moving among aggressors and their objectives to assist organizations with distinguishing weaknesses and remain educated about worldwide network protection patterns. Peruse the full Nexusguard Q3 2020 Threat Report for additional subtleties.
Founded in 2008, Nexusguard is a leading cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solution provider fighting malicious internet attacks. Nexusguard ensures uninterrupted internet service, visibility, optimization and performance. Nexusguard is focused on developing and providing the best cybersecurity solution for every client across a range of industries with specific business and technical requirements. Nexusguard also enables communications service providers to deliver DDoS protection solution as a service. Nexusguard delivers on its promise to provide you with peace of mind by countering threats and ensuring maximum uptime. Visit www.nexusguard.com for more information.
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Cybersixgill | March 18, 2021
Cybersixgill, the pioneer in danger knowledge enablement, today reported that Darkfeed will be accessible through Swimlane's security robotization stage. Presently, Swimlane users can upgrade their danger research and occurrence response by coordinating noteworthy alerts from the industry's broadest and most comprehensive insight assortment from the profound and dull web.
"Accurate and actionable intelligence is the key to successfully scaling cyber security operations," said Ron Shamir, VP products and technology alliances at Cybersixgill. "With Darkfeed, Swimlane users gain access to an automated stream of threat intel that they can tailor to meet the needs of their organization's risk posture and tolerance. This marks the beginning of a growing partnership with Swimlane."
Controlled by the broadest computerized assortment from the profound and dim web, Cybersixgill Darkfeed is a feed of malicious indicators of compromise (IOCs), including domains, URLs, hashes and IP addresses. With Darkfeed, IOCs are consequently extricated and conveyed progressively. It is noteworthy, permitting Swimlane customers to get and preemptively block items that undermine their association straightforwardly from the Swimlane stage.
"Cybersixgill is a natural partner for us as we continue to help customers identify new ways to automate some of security's most time and resource-intensive processes," said Karen Rhys Wood VP global alliances, at Swimlane. "By integrating Darkfeed directly into Swimlane's extensible security automation platform, which was designed with an automation engine as its core and differentiates our platform from other SOAR solutions out there, security operations teams gain industry-leading threat intelligence while eliminating time consuming, manual tasks."
Through this joining, common customers can computerize a response to threats ahead of time by using a superior, mechanized danger insight solution based on the most comprehensive information sources from the profound, dim and surface web. Users will actually want to improve their danger chasing activities and direct profound analysis of malware accessible on the dim web. Likewise, they can clandestinely screen basic assets and priorities, as well as respond to threats straightforwardly from the Swimlane stage.