TeleCommunication Systems Providing Cybersecurity Art of Exploitation® Courses
Online Together with EC-Council's Center for Advanced Security Training
Vendor-Agnostic Courseware Addresses Cybersecurity Skills Gap
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 16, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
(TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile
communication technology, today announced availability of its cyber training
courseware in partnership with the International Council of Electronic
Commerce Consultants(EC-Council), creators of the Certified Ethical Hacker to
address the growing need for performance based, vendor-agnostic cybersecurity
oA Frost and Sullivan study says that more than 700,000 new information
security professionals are needed in the Americas by 2015. The U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics estimates there will be 295,000 new IT jobs created in
the U.S. between 2008 and 2018, many of which will require cybersecurity
oEC-Council's Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST) was created for
mapping security professionals' current cyber skills to role-based
competencies. It includes robust, hands-on lab exercises for understanding
technical skills needed to identify weaknesses and harden systems
oA special set of CAST classes will be powered by TCS' Art of Exploitation
integrated with TCS' PerformanScore™ skill development and validation tool
for skill gap analysis and performance-based testing.
oInitially, two CAST Titles will be available:
oCAST 621 Digital Media Forensics I
oCAST 622 Digital Media Forensics II
oBy the end of June 2014, four additional CAST Titles will be available :
oCAST 618 Network Exploitation Concepts and Methods
oCAST 619 Network Forensics: Identifying and Correlating Incidents
oCAST 620 Packet and Traffic Analysis
oCAST 623 Understanding Machine Assembly Language
oA total of 20 TCS-produced CAST Titles will be available by early 2015.
oEC-Council's Certification programs are offered in over 90 countries, and
EC-Council has trained over 100,000 individuals and certified more than
TCS Art of Exploitation ^ is focused training in penetration testing,
forensics-defend strategies, vulnerability analysis and ethical hacking. It
brings together many of the brightest minds in security as a forum for
research, collaboration and building next-generation technologies to protect
critical networks. Students learn and experience computer network operations
and forensics in a safe and reliable environment and have the opportunity to
build on and advance the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their
chosen career paths. To learn more about CAST and the Art of Exploitation
contact Dan Callahan.
TCS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Drew Morin said: "The
field of cybersecurity is constantly expanding, with more systems to secure
and more vectors criminals can use to attack. There is a growing demand for
vendor-agnostic training that informs IT professionals as to issues and trends
in cybersecurity. EC-Council is a leader in information security certification
and education, and our new courses provide participants with the right mix of
skills, knowledge and hands-on experience for a clear advantage in the job
EC-Council Vice President, North America Steve Graham said: "Given the rapid
and continuous evolution of threats, the need for well-trained cybersecurity
professionals will only increase. Employers need to be sure the people they
hire to protect their critical IT infrastructure have the right training and
skills to safeguard this critical component of their operation. With years of
focused experience in training government and enterprise security
professionals, TCS is an exceptionally well-qualified partner as developer of
these courses to train the cyber workforce of today and tomorrow."
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in
highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure
forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging,
commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the
forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless
applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social
applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS
wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies
utilize TCS' cybersecurity expertise, professional services, and highly secure
deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications.
Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales
offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless
technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions
that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company's
SEC reports, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2013 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in
this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or
circumstances, or otherwise.
TCS Contact: Investor Relations:
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Liolios Group, Inc.
Meredith Allen Scott Liolios
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