New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida Helps IT Professionals Pursue Security Certification With CyberSec First Responder (CFR-210), Newly Approved as DoD-8570 Compliant
July 13, 2017 Miami, Florida

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida, a leading provider of instructor-led technical training, announces today the CyberSec First Responder (CFR-210) training and certification program is now available to IT professionals and is newly approved as United States Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570 compliant. The DoD-8570 Directive provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all DoD employees involved with Information Assurance functions. CFR is now an approved Baseline Certification, verifying the skills necessary to perform certain job functions.

The number of exceptional IT security breaches continues to grow exponentially, which is part of an overall trend toward increasingly destructive hacking incidents. These hacking incidents further highlight the enormous demand for qualified security professionals who can protect their organizations’ networks and prevent significant losses. Delivered in an instructor-led setting over a five-day period, CyberSec First Responder is designed for information assurance professionals who perform job functions related to the development, operation, management, and enforcement of security capabilities for systems and networks.

Although the DoD-8570 approval only affects those who directly work with the DoD, the CyberSec First Responder exam validates all security professionals to being the first line of response against cyber-attacks by teaching students to analyze threats, design secure computing and network environments, proactively defend networks, and respond to and investigate cybersecurity incidents. Upon completion of the course, students are able to sit for the high-stakes Certified CyberSec First Responder exam virtually or in-person through PearsonVUE.

“Joining efforts with Logical Operations advances our mutual goal of helping IT professionals increase skills and reach the highest degree of recognition possible with today’s most in-demand cyber security certifications,” said Krista Wade, General Manager of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida. “By working together, we can have a direct impact in helping individuals proactively defend against cyber-attacks and enhance their life, career and educational goals.”

“We’re extremely proud to announce the approval of CyberSec First Responder to DoD-8570. We chose New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida because we share a commitment to supporting this next generation of IT leaders in impacting their careers and the organizations’ they serve,” said Bill Rosenthal, CEO, Logical Operations. “Here at Logical Operations, we know that people are the key to protecting an organization’s network; even with the best hardware and software solutions, an organization won’t be fully protected without properly trained professionals. Our expertise in the IT security training field has allowed us to create a training course and certification program that uniquely meets the training needs of today’s security professionals and organizations everywhere.”  

Course schedules and information can be found on New Horizons South Florida website

About New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida

Established in 1997, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida is the leading provider of IT, Desktop Applications, Project Management and Business Skills training courses for businesses and individuals with locations in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the Caribbean. As a learning solutions provider for many of the industry's top vendors, such as Microsoft, VMware, CompTIA and Cisco, New Horizons South Florida offers the latest authorized classes delivered by certified instructors to keep businesses and individuals on the cutting edge of information technology. For more information, visit our website at