ICMCP Cybersecurity Training Scholarship

ICMCP, in partnership with Google, will be awarding 200 scholarships to ICMCP members for Cybersecurity training. The scholarship will cover the cost of Offensive Cybersecurity Training (Red Team) provided by Security Innovation or Defensive Cybersecurity Training (Blue Team) provided by RangeForce.

Red Team! Blue Team! Well, what do you mean???

The reference to Red Team & Blue Team are cybersecurity concepts that are similar in nature to the common sports terms: Offense & Defense. Cybersecurity professionals on the Red Team are Hunters. They proactively, ethically and continually seek out flaws, misconfigurations and unprotected software and application designs. This is done by performing tests.  Red Team members then use the knowledge learned during testing to strengthen the security design of the software and application systems.  

Blue Team members are Defenders. They actively bring order to the chaos that can be caused by system attacks when vulnerabilities are exploited or used for illegal gain.  Blue Team members utilize a host of applications to monitor and detect intrusions so they can defend and stop system attacks. 

Take an offensive approach to Cybersecurity and increase your skill set in Application Penetration Testing / and Secure Software Engineering. The Red Team training provider, Security Innovation, will provide 6 months of access to a host of training modules and hands-on activities.

You can also decide on a defensive approach to Cybersecurity and level-up on the skills needed to be part of a Security Operations Center (SOC). The Blue Team training provider, Range Force will provide 6 months access to their virtual training platform. You will have the opportunity to assess your current skill set and complete training modules and cyber range activities that will enable you to effectively discover and respond to vulnerabilities and attacks. 

Thank you for your interest in this Scholarship. The Scholarship application submission period has closed.  

About the Training Providers 

Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security and literally wrote the book on How to Break Software Security. Since 2002, organizations have relied on the company’s assessment and training solutions to secure software wherever it runs. Recognized 6x on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for computer-based security training, CMD+CTRL Training combines role-based courses with hands-on cyber ranges to build skills that stick. With over 3.5 million users, CMD+CTRL helps all software security stakeholders address the risk of today’s tech stacks – flawed design, defenseless code, expanded attack surface, and misconfigured deployments. For more information, please visit https://www.securityinnovation.com/

RangeForce makes creating highly skilled cybersecurity defenders simple, flexible, and fast for all enterprises. Powered by the industry’s first SaaS-based, integrated cybersecurity simulation and virtual cyber range, we help customers operationalize a security training program in hours, saving up to 65% over traditional training and up to $1M annually on hosted cyber ranges. RangeForce is revolutionizing cybersecurity training with its adaptive learning to rapidly train and cross-train DevOps, IT, and security professionals, while integrating best-of-breed solutions from a growing ecosystem of RangeForce partners. Train with us to build cyber resilience, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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