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SANS and NinjaJobs Partner to Grow Cyber Talent Pipeline

New Initiative Connects SANS VetSuccess and Women's Academy Graduates with Leading Employers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • April 26, 2016

The critical need for cyber talent has prompted the SANS Institute, the world's largest information security training and certification organization, to announce a partnership with NinjaJobs, an exclusive community of information technology veterans devoted to helping companies find vetted, experienced cybersecurity professionals. NinjaJobs will enhance their existing portal to help graduates of the SANS CyberTalent Academies secure jobs with top employers in the information security industry.

SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies are a series of three- to four-month intensive training programs for veterans (VetSuccess Academies) and women (Women's Immersion Academy) across the nation. The Academies are designed for veterans and women with aptitude and an interest in entering the cybersecurity workforce. Academy tuition is 100% scholarship based and is valued at up to $30,000, depending on the curriculum selected. SANS, founded in 1989, has trained more than 165,000 information security professionals around the globe.

"We are very pleased to announce this exciting partnership with NinjaJobs," noted Jim Michaud, Director of Cyber Talent Solutions, SANS Institute. "The company's ability to assist graduates of the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies is outstanding. This innovative approach will help ensure Academy students obtain rewarding careers in cybersecurity."

"We are excited to partner with SANS, the most trusted source for cyber training, to place their top talent with corporate clients searching for skilled cybersecurity experts," explained Chris Camacho, CEO of NinjaJobs. "This collaboration with SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies trained veterans and women unlocks a diverse new pipeline of unmatched talent that's perfect for the NinjaJob's community."

In addition to working together on the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies, NinjaJobs and SANS plan to collaborate on a number of other initiatives, including thought leadership events, white papers and virtual career fairs, to build the cyber talent pipeline.

For more information, please visit www.sans.org/cybertalent or email immersionacademy@sans.org.

About NinjaJobs

NinjaJobs is an exclusive community of highly skilled cybersecurity operators. We leverage more than 40 years of combined information security experience to match the best talent with a careful selection of top-tier global jobs. We remove the ambiguity from the hiring process by identifying candidates that not only meet technical requirements, but also fit the unique chemistry of your organization. Match the best candidates with the best jobs using NinjaJobs. Looking for your next opportunity? Register your qualifications today to get in front of corporate hiring managers seeking trusted cyber experts. Learn more at www.ninjajobs.org

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (https://www.sans.org)