UMSA is partnering with The Open Source Technology Alliance (T0STA) on the first of a series of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership [MJSP] grant proposals. Funding from the grant will be used to create a comprehensive cyber security curriculum and training program for UMSA member organizations.
“The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats – including targeting phishing scams, data theft and other online vulnerabilities – demand that we that we remain vigilant about securing our systems and information,” says UMSA President Mike Kelly.
It is anticipated the training program will launch in early spring of 2014. The training is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership [MJSP] program. MJSP is a part of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED]. The training will be developed by cyber security professionals and will be delivered by in-person class attendance at Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park campus. Participants also have the choice to log in to class remotely online.
This new cyber security training is free; the only requirement for employers that choose to send employees to the training is to continue to pay the employee’s salary and benefits during the training period.
The cyber security curriculum will include training modules in the areas of:
- Cyber Security Management
- Legal, Auditing and Compliance issues
- Computer Security
- Network Security Practices
- Linux/Unix System and Network Security
- Microsoft System and Network Security
- Secure software development
- Ethical hacking and network penetration assessment
- Computer systems disaster recovery and computer forensics
For additional information regarding how your organization can participate in this cyber security training opportunity, view the cyber security training program brochure or contact Ron Fresquez
or call Ron at: (952) 922.6734.