As is often said in cybersecurity, there are two types of organizations - those who know they've been breached, and those who don't. The frightening truth is that today's technologies stop less than 50% of most common attacks and Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) typically fail to identify unknown threats, including new or short-lived websites. Cyber attacks don't just target large businesses either - 43% of all data breaches involve small and medium-sized businesses. The most common attacks come in the form of phishing - or attempts to get users to click on malicious links, which impacts users of all age groups and backgrounds. These threats need efficient human investigation, but unfortunately the IT industry has been overly dependent on software that is constantly thwarted by creative attackers.
The better answer is to employ human talent working with technology to proactively stop attacks. But there isn't enough talent to go around. The estimated talent gap for cybersecurity is estimated by the National Institute for Cybersecurity Education to be over 2.72 million globally. Cybersecurity of the future will require more diversity of talent and skills levels all working together to protect organizations, which is exactly the need that TradeCraft WA is addressing.
TradeCraft WA will preempt the immediate cyber threats targeting your organization through a collective approach and develop the diversity and jobs in cybersecurity we all deserve. The FOUR18 Intelligence TradeCraft WA program trains job seekers as Entry Level Cybersecurity Analysts on real data in partnership with Workforce Snohomish and Edmonds College. Recent graduates and current students at Edmonds College's Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics program are enrolling in the program to earn the FOUR18 / Silensec Junior SOC Analyst Top 10 Abilities Credential, the MITRE ATT&CK Defender certification and The Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance TradeCraft Program Risk Management Industry Recognized Credential.
In parallel with the training, employer hosts will provide a remote Cybersecurity Analyst internship. The internship will be led by the FOUR18 team's professional cyber analyst coaches emphasizing experiential hands-on learning in live threat hunting, security operations center analyst competencies and cyber risk management. Employer hosts also have the option of providing real-time data to FOUR18 for interns to improve their cybersecurity defense against threats proactively, augmenting their existing resources
You can join forces with TradeCraft WA and other employers in the region to build a collective cyber defense for your organization, community, and the local economy. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an employer host, please checkout our FAQ or overview documents. Alternatively please contact Ty Reed using the form below.