Why We Have an Increasing Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Organizations need a reliable pipeline of trained cybersecurity professionals to combat cyberattacks, replace team members who leave, and augment the team when new budget dollars allow. Unfortunately, today, the number of cybersecurity pros needs far exceeds the number available for many reasons.
Many high schools, colleges, and universities would love to add cybersecurity programs to their curriculum. However, the cost of tools required to offer such programs and the instructor's salary is more than they can manage.
Time is Not on our Side
Cybersecurity evolves fast. Attackers can easily defeat tools and techniques that were cutting-edge and effective 18 months ago. To keep pace, instructors should continually update their curriculum. Unfortunately, they simply do not have time to do so.
It Takes a Village
Even if the educational institution acquires the tools and appropriate curriculum needed to train students effectively, they still need ongoing support from cybersecurity vendors, many of which place low priority on their needs.
How the Stellar Cyber University Program Takes the Complexity Out of Training Students
The Stellar Cyber University Program makes it easy for high schools, colleges, and universities to add best-of-breed tools to any existing cybersecurity program or add a cybersecurity program to their curriculum for the first time.
You get free access to the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform to use in your labs. The platform includes SIEM, NDR, UEBA, FIM, IDS, Malware Sandbox, SOAR, and TIP, providing a comprehensive set of tools for training.
Stellar cybersecurity experts will spend time with your instructors, training them on the platform so they are well-prepared to deliver student lessons. If a problem arises, they are available to answer your questions.
You get unlimited access to co-branded, instructor-led training and OnDemand course content showing how to use the platform so your instructor can effectively train students to complete investigations within a solution that optimizes the entire threat detection lifecycle.
Training and Certification
Once students are trained on best practices using the Open XDR Platform, they can earn multiple Stellar Cyber professional certifications in high regard across the cybersecurity market.
Internships and Job Opportunities
Active students at schools participating in the Stellar Cyber University Program are eligible to apply for internships with Stellar Cyber customers and select technology partners, gaining valuable in-the-field experience.
University Talent Hub
Active students at schools participating in the Stellar Cyber University Program may join a private LinkedIn group to meet with organizations looking to add cybersecurity professionals to their teams.
Industry veterans from Stellar Cyber and partners are available to coach students, helping them understand what working in cybersecurity is like.
Participating organizations can receive special discounts on Stellar Cyber products to meet other campus-wide security operations needs.
We will collaborate with you and our partners to promote your school program and your students who complete your cybersecurity program powered by the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform.
Why Choose the Stellar Cyber
The Stellar Cyber Open XDR platform is ideal for cybersecurity education because it incorporates the most critical cybersecurity tools – SIEM, NDR, UEBA, SOAR, and others – in one intuitive dashboard and integrates with any third-party tool to deliver a holistic view of cyber threats.
It uses AI and machine learning to automatically normalize, correlate, and analyze data from all tools and then clearly identifies threats and how to mitigate them. Used as the foundational SecOps platform for thousands of customers, the Open XDR platform makes security analysts of any skill level more productive to make their organizations safer.
The Product Capabilities Delivered in Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform
User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
Automatically identifies anomalous and suspicious behaviors to eliminate potential security threats other security controls miss.
Next-Generation SIEM (Next-Gen SIEM)
Collect and automatically normalize log data from any data source to optimize search and threat-hunting functions, making data audit-ready for compliance purposes.
Threat InteI Platform (TIP)
Third-party threat intel sources can easily be integrated into the platform and used to enrich any alert to provide appropriate context.
Network Detection and Response (NDR)
Combines raw packet collection with NGFW, logs, NetFlow, and IPFix from physical or virtual switches, containers, servers, and public clouds to identify network threats.
Intrusion Detection (IDS) & Malware Sandbox
Suspicious files detonate automatically and safely to determine if they have malicious intent.
Security Orchestration and Response (SOAR)
Respond to cyber threats using pre-defined playbooks, ensuring consistent security outcomes.
Turn Your Cybersecurity Program on its Head
Make the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform the centerpiece of your program.
Increase enrollment as your new cybersecurity program brings notoriety to your school.
Make it easy for students interested in cybersecurity careers to see how your school offers something different.