Giving Back to the Community by Providing Free Training to Next Generation of Computer Specialists
Online PR News – 18-September-2014 – Firoozeh Azarbaidjani-Do, co-founder and president of Phoenix TS, the internationally acclaimed and award-winning computer training solution provider, today unveiled a partnership with the Howard Countys Cybersecurity Networking Academy to provide free cybersecurity mentoring to the Academys students. The three-hour cybersecurity training session was delivered to 22 of the Academys students who were awarded recognition certificates by Howard County Public School System Deputy Superintendent Linda T. Wise and Azarbaidjani-Do. Also attending was Howard County Board of Education member Sandra French.
In discussing the partnership Azarbaidjani-Do said, These young men and women represent the future of cybersecurity and we want to support them the best way we know how through working with our top notch professionals who are as eager to share their knowledge as the students are to learn.
When asked about the partnership, Deputy Superintendent Wise said, Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues we face today and it is wonderful to see organizations such as Phoenix TS taking the initiative to help ensure our next generation of leaders have the very best training possible.
Added Azarbaidjani-Do, During their three hour session with our team, the students learned about Cryptography Basics, Encryption Basics and Protocols, and they also participated in labs which presented scenarios that required them to implement appropriate protection measures in order to effectively secure data. It was a real world challenge.
The 22 students from Howard Countys Cybersecurity Networking Academy are taught by Vipul Savalia. The Academy is designed for students who have an interest in expanding their knowledge and skills related to computer hardware, software, operating systems, fundamental and advanced networking, and cybersecurity related threats and mitigation techniques. Students gain practical hands-on experience in these fields and demonstrate their ability to analyze cyber threats by using networking devices, simulation tools, software, and competitions. These courses prepare students to obtain a wide variety of industry recognized IT certifications.
Azarbaidjani-Do concluded, “Cybersecurity is a vital part of our training work. Organizations need to be committed to protecting their web systems from such attacks through close monitoring, penetration testing and thorough investigation if an attack does occur. Security will always be a concern. That’s why we need more knowledgeable and diligent security professionals to increase our odds and continue to play catch up in the cyber war against black hat hackers. The interest these students show is an exciting encouragement for the future.”
“These young men and women represent the future of cybersecurity and we want to support them the best way we know how through working with our top notch professionals who are as eager to share their knowledge as the students are to learn”