Cybersecurity

The primary mission of our Cybersecurity Program is to enable demand-driven education, awareness and workforce development training for our members to support their business objectives & cybersecurity initiatives. Our programming has three target audiences;

  1. Leadership – through our RI CISO Forum we aim to establish an environment where CISOs can meet to expand their network and advance cybersecurity thinking within the state. The CISO Forum is led by a steering committee made up of CISOs from: universities, insurance agencies, small, and large companies. It is responsible for not only the creation of content for the CISO forum group but helps advise the direction of the Tech Collective Cybersecurity programs.
  2. Professionals – we offer cybersecurity training and certification classes from entry level through advanced red, blue, and purple team certifications through our EC Council partnership!
  3. Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) – our “Rhode to Resilience” program sponsored by COX Business provides one on one security consulting support for RI’s SMBs.

All the Tech Collective Cybersecurity programming is created through our Cybersecurity Steering Committee. This committee is comprised CISOs, cybersecurity professionals, cyber professors, and cyber insurance/legal representatives. Click here to see these amazing professionals!

Current Cybersecurity Professional Programming

From entry level to Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst we have your cyber security training and certification needs covered! If you are just starting out in cybersecurity check out our Security+ certification prep class. As the only “EC Council Partner” in RI we are the one-stop shop for classes like Certified SOC Analyst, Certified Ethical Hacker, and Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst.

Security+: This interactive training will prepare participants to take CompTIA’s SYO-501 Security+ certification test. This certification is often found on most valuable certifications lists for entry level cyber security professionals. Click here to register.

Open Source Security Tool training is available monthly to help our security professionals to keep their edge. In partnership with DefCon401 we provide a member-sourced training on a different open source security tool each month.

Certified Ethical Hacker: CEH v11 will teach you the latest commercial-grade hacking tools, techniques, and methodologies used by hackers and information security professionals to lawfully hack an organization. Learn more about this certification from the EC Council. This certification is often found on most valuable certifications lists for cyber security professionals. Click here to register.

"I signed up for Tech Collective’s Certified Ethical Hacker Class to gain a deeper understanding of how hackers are compromising the networks of my clients. This class was an eye-opening experience into the world of cybersecurity threats and how hackers hack. My Engineer and I became painfully aware that we need to up our defenses and our knowledge to protect our clients. This class is a great blend of classroom instruction and labs.  As IT professionals, we have a responsibility to sharpen our cybersecurity skills.  Tech Collective’s class is a must-have training for all levels of your IT Department." - Eric Shorr  President of Secure Future Tech Solutions

Certified SOC Analyst: The CSA program is the first step to joining "a security operations center (SOC). It is engineered for current and aspiring SOC analysts to achieve proficiency in performing entry-level and intermediate-level operations. The program focuses on creating new career opportunities through extensive, meticulous knowledge with enhanced capabilities for dynamically contributing to a SOC team. Learn more about this certification from the EC Council. This certification is often found on most valuable certifications lists for cyber security professionals. Check back as this class is about to be scheduled!

Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst: More experienced security professionals may be ready for the CTIA (purple team) training and exam prep class. The Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA) is designed and developed in collaboration with cybersecurity and threat intelligence experts across the globe to help organizations identify and mitigate business risks by converting unknown internal and external threats into known threats. It is a comprehensive, specialist-level program that teaches a structured approach for building effective threat intelligence. Learn more about this certification from the EC Council. This certification is often found on most valuable certifications lists for cyber security professionals. Check back as this class is about to be scheduled!

PBN Cybersecurity Summit: Tech Collective has partnered with PBN to bring you their annual Cybersecurity Summit. Tech Collective assisted by bringing in cutting edge speakers as well as hosting on our platform, which allowed the event to be interactive and dynamic during the virtual-only pandemic. This year we hope to provide a “world class” in person program with the PBN.