Comtech CYBRScore partners with Southern New Hampshire University to deliver hands-on cyber security
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. 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™ Labs are 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.