Veteran IT security executive will contribute towards rapid growth of Simplilearn’s Cyber Security and IT courses
Bangalore, August 2, 2016 – Simplilearn, one of the world’s largest providers of online training and professional certification courses, today announced that Cyber Security Expert Joseph Steinberg has joined the company as an Advisory Board member. A veteran executive in the IT security industry, Steinberg will contribute his expertise towards the rapid growth of Simplilearn’s Information (IT) Security category and courses.
“An increasing cybersecurity skills gap is creating vulnerabilities when so many security-related positions go unfilled,” said Steinberg. “With the further expansion of the Internet of Things, a heightened focus on social engineering, and constant attacks targeting confidential information, the demand for skilled IT professionals is at an all-time high. I am excited to advise Simplilearn and help build a pipeline of trained cybersecurity workers to meet the industry demands of today and tomorrow.”
According to a recent jobs report by Burning Glass, “Cybersecurity positions are more likely to require certifications than other IT jobs. One third (35%) of cybersecurity jobs call for an industry certification, compared to 23% of IT jobs overall.”
“Simplilearn is dedicated to appointing the best industry leaders to its Advisory Board. Joseph Steinberg brings a wealth of proven business and security experience, and he will provide our learners with unparalleled guidance,” said Simplilearn CEO Krishna Kumar.
The need for certified information security professionals is at its peak, as reported by Frost & Sullivan, and the information security industry expects a shortfall of 1.5 million skilled information security professionals by 2019.