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RangeForce Collaborates with The Black Cybersecurity Association to Enhance Career Advancement Opportunities

RangeForce | April 06, 2021

RangeForce, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity training, confirmed recently a collaboration with the Black Cybersecurity Association (BCA) to provide BCA members with hands-on cyber skills training. The partnership will assist BCA members in acquiring new capabilities to advance their careers and find new employment opportunities.

“This collaboration with RangeForce will help us to achieve our member training goals by offering hands-on and role-based learning modules that are available anywhere, at any time,” said Darold Kelly Jr., BCA founder.  “We are excited to be able to provide our members with access to this world-class training platform.”

BCA programs strive to significantly influence communities by engaging and inspiring members to become industry leaders. The BCA will have access to RangeForce modules that will help individuals and teams with their cybersecurity training. The RangeForce on-demand and cloud-based solution help learners to work with leading security tools, training them to detect and respond to the most recent cyber threats.

“Darold and the entire BCA organization are assisting the industry in addressing a lack of qualified cyber experts while supporting members in advancing their careers,” said RangeForce's Jackson Thibodeau, Sr. Director of Channels. “The organization's inclusive and community-first approach to career mentoring is setting a new standard in our industry. We are pleased to be partnering with BCA and its 2,000 members.”

About BCA

BCA is a non-profit organization that focuses on community and career mentoring for underrepresented minorities in the cybersecurity sector. Darold Kelly Jr. founded the BCA on July 9, 2020, to inspire, engage, and empowering their members to reach their full potential and becoming global leaders who positively impact their communities. The BCA has community-impacting programs such as KIDS CAN CODE, SECURITY+ STUDY GROUPS, OSCP BOOTCAMP, and several more.

About RangeForce

RangeForce develops user-friendly cybersecurity training experiences for organizations and the staff. It helps customers operationalize a SaaS-based cybersecurity training program in hours, saving up to 65% over conventional training and up to $1M annually on hosted cyber ranges, due to the industry's first integrated training platform and virtual cyber range. RangeForce's advanced learning platform is revolutionizing cybersecurity training by further training and cross-training DevOps, IT, and security professionals.

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