Infosec Institute, a cybersecurity education company, announces it has partnered with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to bring market-leading cyber education solutions to colleges and universities within its 12 member states, as well as members of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
MHEC is statutorily-created in its member states and dedicated to strengthening postsecondary education through cost-savings initiatives and policy solutions informed by research and the expertise of regional leaders. Through partnerships with solution providers like Infosec, MHEC helps save colleges and universities millions of dollars annually.
“Educational institutions are often lucrative targets for cybercrime because of the massive amounts of personal data they store for faculty, staff and students,” said Jack Koziol, Infosec CEO and founder. “We look forward to empowering midwestern higher education faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills to stay cyber secure at work, school and home with our market-leading security awareness and training platform, Infosec IQ.”
The new partnership brings more than 2,000 Infosec IQ security awareness and training resources to 47 states.
“The higher education landscape is extremely variable, and often vulnerable as threats to information technology security continue to grow,” stated Jennifer Dahlquist, vice president at MHEC. “We know that information technology managers face constant changing threats related to the data and information that they are required to keep secure. Institutions in our Midwest region identified a critical need to have readily available contracts for security services and we are pleased to have Infosec as one of the selected vendors for IT security training.”
A leader in the 2020 Forrester Wave for Security Awareness & Training, Infosec IQ equips organizations with everything needed to prepare employees to detect, report and defeat cybercrime. The platform also features the newly released Infosec IQ Cybersecurity Culture Survey, an innovative way for Compact members to measure security culture by analyzing employee attitudes and perceptions towards cybersecurity and security training efforts.
MHEC technology contracts are available to higher education institutions (public and private not-for-profit) within the member states of the Compact. Additionally, these contracts are available for use by member state K-12 districts and schools; cities, counties, local subdivisions; state government; and non-profit organizations (education-related only).