Check Point partners with New York University to close the cybersecurity workforce gap

Check Point has partnered with one the world’s leading universities – New York University (NYU) – to nurture the next generation of computer engineers. For the first time, NYU is partnering with a cyber-security software company that addresses multi vector protections: cloud, network, endpoint, and mobile.

Loyal to our mission to make cyber security accessible to all, Check Point has extended its cyber security academia cooperation with leading institutions. We will join forces with NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering to work towards bridging the cyber security talent gap. Leveraging Check Point’s unmatched experience and expertise in the cyber landscape, students will receive full visibility and understanding of the Check Point Infinity Architecture via Check Point’s eLearning system.

The Infinity eLearning program gives NYU students access to the following innovative Cyber Security learning paths:

  • Cloud Security – Provide an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to configure and deploy Check Point CloudGuard products in public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Network security – Introduction to the Check Point Network Security solutions, Security Management, Hyper Scale solution, Security Gateways, Policy and monitoring.
  • Endpoint Security – Learn how Endpoint Security works to enforce corporate security compliance for end users and their devices.
  • Mobile Security – Learn about Mobile Threat landscape and integration with MDM solutions

Through the mutual badge program, students gain the ability to recognize and resolve IT security threats, develop hands-on experience with leading security solutions and acquire employable real-world skills to protect networks. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a globally recognized credential in cyber security with an industry-recognized expertise in the field.

“The cyber security industry is plagued by a talent gap in which there are significantly more jobs to fill than there are qualified candidates,” noted Liat Doron, VP, Learning and Training, Check Point Software Technologies. “Our mission is to bridge this gap by creating more opportunities for formal learning and professional development. We hope that students walk away with not just a deeper understanding of industry-leading solutions, but also a tangible path to employment.”

“New York University (NYU) is very excited to be partnering with Check Point Software Technologies LTD to deliver applied cyber security learning to the elite M.S. in Cybersecurity security students in the Cyber Fellows program,” said Aspen Olmsted (Ph.D), Cyber Fellows program director at NYU. “The combination of the theoretical cybersecurity and computer science knowledge the student gain in the classroom with the hands on badge with Check Point will help to close the cybersecurity workforce gap.”

Check Point’s Learning and Training organization aspires to create opportunities for formal learning and professional development.  Check Point gladly welcomes the NYU Tandon School of Engineering community to our extended family!