Netskope has announced the SASE Accreditation, an accreditation course intended to address design requirements for Secure Access Services Edge (SASE). SASE unifies networking and security services in a cloud-delivered architecture and organisations now have a comprehensive option available to train on and deliver SASE requirements, without ambiguity or confusion.
Developed in collaboration with industry expert, Dr Edward Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber and former Chief Security Officer of AT&T, the SASE Accreditation is designed for network infrastructure and cybersecurity practitioners. Netskope, the sole sponsor of the course, worked with Amoroso to create a vendor-agnostic curriculum, offering the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in several cloud security and networking disciplines. Attendees will learn how SASE helps networking and security professionals gain greater visibility and real-time, actionable information about cloud services, activity, traffic and data while also simplifying their security stack.
Jason Clark, Chief Strategy Officer at Netskope, said, “SASE is a new term but it’s not a new concept. From day one of Netskope, the idea of security and networking merging was the foundation for how we built our products and services. As SASE continues to grow, the demand for skilled and educated practitioners will grow along with it and until today, those options for education and training were very limited. Netskope is thrilled to be sponsoring the SASE Accreditation. Leveraging Dr. Amoroso’s deep experience in the security and networking industries and his passion for education, made this partnership an easy choice for us.”
Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of Tag Cyber, said, “SASE is changing the way companies are thinking about securing their users and data in the era of cloud. Working with Netskope, we developed the SASE Accreditation to give practitioners an in-depth, hands-on introduction to SASE and how to design for it. This course is built to prepare students and practitioners for the future of cloud security and how all enterprise networks will be designed and secured in the future.”
As part of a continued initiative to mentor and educate students on cybersecurity and industry career opportunities, Netskope has partnered with the Security Advisor Alliance (SAA) to support the SASE Accreditation. For each SASE Accreditation course session, a select number of seats will be granted to train SAA students on SASE architecture, at no cost to them. The SAA is a non-profit organisation, founded and run by industry-leading cybersecurity executives, dedicated to helping each other solve the biggest unmet challenges in cybersecurity, most importantly, the talent gap.
Gary Latham, Executive Director at Security Advisor Alliance, said, “Netskope has been an active and committed partner to the Security Advisor Alliance since day one and is dedicated to helping us with our mission. We are both passionate about educating the future workforce on cyber industry security, which is becoming a huge portion of the potential job market. Allowing students to get a head start on education and training around SASE will not only give them a glimpse at how exciting and interesting cybersecurity is but also a solid foundation for a career in the industry.”