2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Security Education Organizations

Author(s): Ian Mulholland

The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards of 2019 have been announced. While these awards help to identify leaders in this market, we recommend using other factors to decide the best vendor for an organization.

The awards recognize companies who demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in cybersecurity around the world. In the category of Best Cybersecurity Education Provider, we see familiar names such as InfoSec Institute, Security Innovation, and Wombat Security. The following organizations took home awards:

Between 10 and 49 Employees

  • Cybrary (GOLD): This American vendor provides 70,000+ hours of free course content aimed at closing the cybersecurity skills gap.
  • Kaapagam Education Services Sdn. Bhd. (GOLD): This Malaysian vendor also looks to close the skills gap and uses 100% hands-on practical training.

Between 50 and 99 Employees

  • InfoSec Institute (GOLD): This American vendor has spent 20+ years building a content library that has enough material to appeal to all roles in an organization.
  • SecureSet (SILVER): This American vendor provides training through immersive programs and workshops.

Between 100 and 499 Employees

  • PECB (GOLD): This Canadian vendor is an accredited certification body that offers 250+ courses, some of which relate to cybersecurity training.
  • Security Innovation (SILVER): This American vendor offers application security training programs and software security solutions.

Between 500 and 999 Employees

  • Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (GOLD): This Malaysian organization provides education that specializes in cybersecurity and digital forensics.

Between 1,000 and 4,999 Employees

  • Wombat Security (GOLD): This American vendor offers end-user training and mock phishing services that have kept it a leader in the security awareness and training space for many years.

Our Take

It is no surprise to see Wombat Security taking home the Gold award in this category: many of our members have verified that this vendor delivers what it promises and can adapt to the needs of the customer. The remaining organizations who took home awards are just a small fraction of the number of organizations offering these types of products. When considering a security awareness and training vendor, it is extremely important to do one’s homework and avoid signing a three-year contract for a product that does not deliver what was expected.

Speak with our research analysts to learn more about what requirements should be known before approaching vendors. A little homework could save you years of hassle.

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