The Forge Institute has formed a new partnership to increase cybersecurity education, working with Acxiom to develop new cybersecurity training and workforce development opportunities.
The partnership is aimed at serving hard-to-reach communities and developing advanced technical skills for employees.
By partnering, Acxiom is provided with access to increased cyber training. As part of this partnership, Acxiom has begun sending employees to the Forge Institute’s 14-week cybersecurity bootcamp and other courses. This upskill and reskill program for employees began last month.
“Forge Institute’s training and pipeline programs have helped us achieve critical strategic and operational targets while advancing cyber defense skills of our Cyber and Risk Associates. Further, as the demand for cybersecurity talent continues to expand, our partnership with Forge Institute will be key to our ability to recruit quality, diverse candidates and train existing Associates to ensure success.” Axciom vice president and chief security and compliance officer Beth-Anne Bygum said in a statement.
The Forge Institute has formed multiple partnerships in recent months. It has partnered with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on multiple projects, as well as with the University of Arkansas, and has expanded its cybersecurity training programs.