Prescott Campus and BeyondTrust Partner to Enhance Cyber Education

Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus and BeyondTrust, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cybersecurity company, have joined forces to enhance the education and training of future cybersecurity professionals.

BeyondTrust will provide Embry-Riddle’s College of Security and Intelligence (CSI) with hundreds of hours of videos, covering a wide range of cybersecurity issues, such as firewalls, malware and best practices for securing assets. The videos are designed to train professionals for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional credential.

The CSI cyber program at the Prescott Campus has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2013. Currently, there are more than 70 students in the program and more than 100 expected next year.

“Due to the large demand in industry and government for trained cybersecurity workers, we expect the program to continue to grow,” says Jon Haass, associate professor of cyber intelligence and security. “The material provided by BeyondTrust will augment our classwork.”

Recognizing Embry-Riddle as one of the first universities to offer a cybersecurity degree, BeyondTrust hopes to provide internships, thought leadership research and potential employment to Embry-Riddle students.

“Between having feedback from the education sector regarding cybersecurity and students experiencing the real world of threats through internships and white papers, BeyondTrust, Embry-Riddle and the cybersecurity industry will benefit from theory to actual implementation,” says Morey Haber, vice president of technology for BeyondTrust.