Security Innovation CEO Ed Adams to Discuss Latest Trends in IT Security Training at the Ponemon RIM Conference

March 7, 2018Security Innovation, a pioneer in software security assessment and training, today announced that president and CEO Ed Adams, a distinguished fellow of the Ponemon Institute, will lead a thought-provoking session at the Ponemon 2018 RIM Renaissance Conference in Tucson, Arizona on the latest trends in IT security skills development.  The March 9th address at the invitation-only gathering of cybersecurity leaders is part of Security Innovation’s ongoing work to help organizations understand how to proactively secure their data and reduce organizational risk.

Adams’ session, titled “A Demonstration of the Latest and Greatest in IT Security Skills Development,” will highlight innovations in security training that help solve the fundamental challenge of cybersecurity preparedness:  the difficulty in arming development staff with the security skills necessary to meet the changing threat and attack landscape.

A core component of Adams’ presentation will include findings from Security Innovation’s CMD+CTRL cyber range events conducted for the world’s leading brands and industry conferences including Black Hat, DEF CON and others.  Unique in the industry, CMD+CTRL is an immersive learning environment comprising of real websites, traffic, technologies, and vulnerabilities that represent actual application behavior. 

“Software engineering is a pedagogical discipline where developers learn by practice.  Core skills can be attained, but they are soon forgotten if they aren’t exercised,” said Dr. Larry Ponemon, Founder of The Ponemon Institute. “Simulation is the perfect complement to traditional training because it immerses the learner in a realistic environment and prepares them for the cybersecurity battle they will face. CMD+CTRL is to software developers what flight simulators are to pilots in training.”

The realism of CMD+CTRL increases participant engagement and delivers the long-term memory benefits of “learning by doing."  Coupled with assessment and reporting capabilities that offer insight into individual and overall team competencies, CMD+CTRL provides the type of training needed to overcome the security skills gap that most organizations face.

“As a trailblazer in software security, we are continually creating and refining solutions that will improve our customers’ cybersecurity readiness.  We are proud to be sharing the knowledge we’ve gained from more than 15 years of client engagements,” explained Ed Adams, president and CEO of Security Innovation.  “Reducing software security risk won’t be achieved through the use of tools, but rather by arming developers with the intelligence they need to write defensive code that doesn’t leave applications exposed.” 

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