ConnectWise has announced a series of new educational offerings, including “IT Nation Secure,” a two-day virtual conference focused on cybersecurity for solution providers, as well as new ConnectWise Certify Advanced playbook and courses.
ConnectWise will hold its first IT Nation Secure conference on October 14-15, aligned with Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The virtual conference is specifically tailored for individuals at solution provider organizations whose jobs are essential to offering and delivering secure services to their clients. Attendees can expect multiple keynotes, breakout sessions, security briefings, live labs, tabletop exercises, and product demos.
Breakout tracks and content will cover the following areas: The Human Element, Security Operations, Virtual Chief Infosec Officer (vCISO), Marketing & Selling Cyber, and Partner Led Thought Leadership.
The new ConnectWise Certify Advanced courses are a 12-month program of information sharing, engagement and security business building. This is the second playbook and set of associated courses in the ConnectWise Certify cybersecurity training series. The Advanced offering, scheduled to begin in late September of 2020, focuses on the security journey for improvement overall and specifically improve delivering, monitoring and managing risk.
The courses will take place virtually every month, with a typical time commitment of 3-4 hours per month. Training tracks focus on Secure Operations (SECOPS), Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), and Advanced Sales.
“We’ve had more than 4,000 individuals complete the ConnectWise Certify Fundamentals class, making it clear there’s a huge need and appetite for more of this training. We’re committed to providing it and we’re excited to offer the next installment of courses in our Certify training program,” said Jason Magee, CEO of ConnectWise. “And, based on the overwhelming success of ConnectWise Certify, we decided to expand our IT Nation conference line-up by adding IT Nation Secure, a comprehensive conference dedicated to security education to help arm the IT Nation with the knowledge and expertise they need to better protect their SMB customers.”
These new offerings are designed to provide resellers and managed service providers with the knowledge and skills they need to build a security practice and improve their security posture for their clients.