Mission Critical Institute Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Partnership
Reston, Virginia, December 21, 2016 – Mission Critical Institute, an educational provider advances cybersecurity careers and thought leadership by developing and conducting cybersecurity education, training, and best practices research. Today Mission Critical Institute announced its partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS). Mission Critical Institute will provide online cybersecurity training through the NICCS portal, a comprehensive online resource for cyber education and training.
“Accelerating cyber threats and breaches generated by foreign actors and criminals creates the demand for highly trained cyber professionals” stated March Rasch, Verizon. “The NSA projects a shortage of 1M cyber professionals by 2020. Inclusion of Mission Critical Institute as a DHS-NICCS provider validates its leadership in helping universities to produce job-ready cyber pros.”
University partners of Mission Critical Institute enable their students to fast-track their cybersecurity careers in as little as 35 weeks. Their students gain NIST Risk Management Framework and Cloud Security project experience, with CEH, CAP, CISSP exam preparation and the CCRMP while they earn their Cybersecurity MBA and/or Cybersecurity Risk Management Graduate certificate online.
According to DHS, NICCS was developed in February 2013 in close partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Personnel Management. It leverages efforts of government, industry, and academia to provide a comprehensive, single resource to address the nation’s cybersecurity knowledge needs.
About Mission Critical Institute
Mission Critical Institute enables academic and coorporate partners to produce cybersecurity career-ready graduates. Partners work with the Mission Critical Institute to deploy end-to-end cybersecurity programs, obtain qualified student applicants and receive certified cybersecurity practitioner faculty candidates. Universities benefiting from the Mission Critical Institute team capabilities have effectively served 12,000+ U.S. and international adult learners seeking cybersecurity certifications, training, and/or degrees.