Focal Point Academy Brings Elite Cyber Training to Remote Workforces

April 16, 2020

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COLUMBIA, MD – Focal Point Data Risk, LLC (“Focal Point”), a leading cybersecurity services provider, today announced that several of its most popular cybersecurity training courses are now available for remote delivery. This is the first time that these courses – which previously were only available in-person to elite cyber teams – have been made available via fully remote, live instruction.

Focal Point Academy’s virtual offering provides more interactivity – and more time spent in hands-on virtual labs – than any other advanced cyber training in the market. This delivery method also preserves the core elements that makes Focal Point Academy’s in-person training so unique:

  • World-class instructors
  • Low student-to-instructor ratio
  • Hands-on lab exercises done in real time, with instructor support and guidance
  • Group activities and challenges
  • An engaging, interactive learning environment
  • 180 days of lab access

“For more than a decade, thousands of the world’s top companies have relied on Focal Point to ensure their cyber teams are sharp, engaged, and up-to-date on the latest security techniques,” said Brian Marlier, Focal Point’s CEO. “We’re now expanding our top virtual, live, instructor-led classes to ensure all organizations still have access to top-flight cybersecurity training. Our number one priority is to build stronger, smarter, more adaptable security teams, and this expansion unlocks that potential for many more organizations.”

Focal Point Academy’s most popular courses are now available for virtual delivery, including:

Focal Point Academy’s mission is to deliver complete cyber workforce development programs for enterprise customers. With individual and team screening exercises, role-based learning plans, and virtual course delivery, Focal Point Academy’s enterprise customers can now build, execute, and manage a complete, long-term, comprehensive workforce development plan remotely.

“We have always been fully committed to delivering the best student experience in the market, and we are excited to expand a virtual offering that lives up to those extremely high standards,” said Buffy Ellis, Focal Point’s EVP of Cyber Workforce Development. “Preserving student-instructor interaction is, of course, one of the hardest but most important aspects of virtual learning. Through a combination of best-in-class technologies, Focal Point Academy is able to bring this interaction into a virtual environment in a way that is completely new in our industry.”

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