QA announces partnership with NotSoSecure to strengthen its cyber security training portfolio

December 2, 2015

Launch of Advanced Infrastructure Hacking at BlackHat 2015

QA, the leader in IT and business skills training, is pleased to announce its partnership with NotSoSecure, the leading Penetration Testing and Hacking training company. The combination of NotSoSecure and QA will provide market leading ‘Advanced Ethical Hacking’ courses, enhancing QA’s already comprehensive cyber security training portfolio, helping UK companies and the public sector to prevent cyber-attacks. QA will be the exclusive UK training partner of NotSoSecure, whose ‘Advanced Infrastructure Hacking’ training was launched this summer at BlackHat Las Vegas attracting one of the largest BlackHat audiences. The same success followed at BlackHat EU 2015 with delegates learning various techniques from Oracle exploitation, VLAN hopping and VoIP compromises. “We are very excited to have NotSoSecure as a trusted business partner, said Bill Walker, Technical Director of QA. We are delighted to be combining QA’s cyber training expertise with an industry specialist. NotSoSecure bring years of experience from the BlackHat stage and our partnership will allow us to develop an even greater range of cyber training for our customers.” Building on the success of QA’s own comprehensive cyber security training portfolio, the partnership with NotSoSecure will provide QA’s 6,000 plus customers with direct access to a wider team that has an exceptional record in the provision of high quality market leading cyber training. Dan Haagman, Commercial Director, NotSoSecure adds “Our hacking training is derived from our real-life Penetration Testing experience bringing the real word into the classroom with a strong focus on practical learning. ‘Advanced Infrastructure Hacking’ features NotSoSecure’s state-of-the-art hack-lab which is one of the best in the world and is constantly updated with new material (5 new exploits added since August).

About QA QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders and has a client base covering 80% of the FTSE 250. QA offers the only end-to-end cyber curriculum in the UK, including full courses across Cyber Certifications, Cyber Assurance and Cyber Defence. To learn more about QA and the courses it offers visit www.qa.com About NotSoSecure NotSoSecure is a boutique Penetration Testing and Hacking Training firm founded by leading industry Trainer / Ethical Hacker Sumit “Sid” Siddharth and Cyber Security Entrepreneur Dan Haagman, with the goal of addressing the industry need to make Penetration Testing simpler and more accessible. Working around the world in only these specialist subject areas, NotSoSecure was formed to be an agile, client-facing, highly innovative global security company designed to reinvent the way in which Penetration Testing and Hacking Training are delivered.

For further press information contact: Mark Godfrey, QA Email: mark.godfrey@qa.com Telephone: 01753 898507 Dan Haagman, NotSoSecure Email: dan@notsosecure.com Telephone: 01223 653193