Comtech CYBRScore™ Partners with Southern New Hampshire University to Deliver Hands-On Cyber Security Education Solution
March 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
March 20, 2018-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL)
announced today that its Command & Control Technologies group, which is
part of Comtech's Government Solutions segment, has partnered with
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a leader in online education,
to integrate Comtech's CYBRScore™ Lab solution within three courses in
SNHU's Master of Science in Cyber Security program.CYBRScore™
Labsare a hands-on solution powered by Comtech's patented
PerformanScore® dynamic scoring technology. In today's rapidly evolving
cybersecurity threat environment, training students to protect critical
enterprise infrastructure is paramount; however, precisely measuring a
students' hands on skills is challenging. Leveraging CYBRScore™ Labs and
PerformanScore®, SNHU gains valuable insight into student cyber security
skills and abilities via quantifiable metrics and equips graduates with
verifiable "job ready" skills.
Comtech provides a series of 30 cloud-based lab scenarios integrated
within three core graduate level information security courses, including
Network Assessment and Defense (IT-643), Investigation and Digital
Forensics (ISE-640), and the Cyber Security Capstone (ISE-690). All labs
are conducted in a virtualized environment that features real networks,
real machines, real tools, and real-world scenarios. Each lab scenario
lasts from 30-60 minutes. Students can access these labs anywhere,
anytime with a viable Internet connection and a laptop.
"We are thrilled to partner with Comtech to integrate their
CYBRScore™ lab solution within our cyber security program," said Scott
Overmyer, assistant executive director, academic STEM programs, Southern
New Hampshire University. "We are measuring real-time competency and
gaining never-before-seen insights to understand exactly where students
need to improve their cybersecurity skills."
"CYBRScore™ Labs powered by PerformanScore® provide a
quantitative measurement of performance, using practical, hands-on
scenarios to evaluate student competencies," said Fred Kornberg,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. "Our Skills Labs provide invaluable insight into specific
strengths and weaknesses of a particular student, making student
evaluation effective and efficient."
"Leveraging CYBRScore™ Labs, universities are able to enhance both their
cyber security degree and certificate programs and, at the same time,
build practical hands-on competency that increase a student's job market
readiness," Mr. Kornberg added.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
Exchange Commission filings.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets. You can learn
more about CYBRScore™ and other Comtech cyber training products and
services including off-the-shelf courses, course instruction, and state
of the art cyber training products at the Comtech CYBRScore™ website: cybrscore.io.
About Southern New Hampshire University
New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution
with an 85-year history of educating traditional-aged students and
working adults. Now serving more than 85,000 students worldwide, SNHU
offers over 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate
programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH.
Recognized as the "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News &
World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country,
SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable
pathways that meet the needs of each student. Learn more at http://www.snhu.edu/.