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Pluralsight Taps Top Authors and Industry Experts for Ethical Hacking Series

Courses on Cybersecurity from Industry Experts Help IT Professionals Meet the Needs of the Growing Industry

Pluralsight Releases New Courses on Session Hijacking and Enumeration as Part of Ethical Hacking Series 

SALT LAKE CITY – Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced the expansion of its ethical hacking series, which addresses the ever-growing need for ethical hacking skillsets around the world. Pluralsight recently released its fifth and sixth courses of the series – Session Hijacking authored by Troy Hunt, a Microsoft MVP for developer security and Enumeration authored by Dale Meredith, a contract MCT and project consultant. 

An additional 14 ethical hacking courses are planned to be released in the coming months to supplement those already available. Topics featured in the ethical hacking series include reconnaissance, enumeration, cryptography, session and system hijacking, hacking mobile platforms and web applications, denial of service and viruses.

“Our ethical hacking series directly serves the growing need for ethical, expert IT professionals who can be relied on in an expanding technological marketplace where security is increasingly at risk,” said Chad Utley, chief content officer at Pluralsight. “For more than a decade, we’ve sought to bring the most relevant training to technology professionals. Because of today’s evolving online environment, where trust is everything, ethical hacking was a clear next step in helping professionals develop in-demand technical skills.”

Recent high-profile attacks on major corporations have increased the demand for security analysts and penetration testers, and the market is responding; in the last two years alone, cybersecurity startups have raised more than $4.6 billion in funding.

“The Target, Sony and Ashley Madison attacks are timely reminders of how critical security is and they demonstrate the necessity for competent, ethical professionals who can play a role in defending against online attackers,” said Hunt. “We need to do better as an industry at building these aptitudes at an individual level.”

The 20-course series will significantly benefit security officers, network and firewall administrators, auditors, security professionals and anyone concerned about the integrity of their company’s network infrastructure. These entry-level courses help prepare learners to test for the ethical hacker certification from the EC-Council, the most widely recognized professional certification body for ethical hacking. 

“We hear about new security breaches almost on a daily basis, but many companies still aren’t allocating adequate budget or placing a proactive focus on it,” said Meredith. “In today’s security landscape, companies cannot always stop attackers, but properly-trained employees can make an impact by slowing the attack down. Security training should be a key focus for companies, and needs to be treated as a continual learning process.”

The ethical hacking series is part of Pluralsight’s aggressive expansion into new topics and specialties that comes on the heels of recent funding, acquisitions and authorship growth. 

To view the full collection of Pluralsight’s current and upcoming ethical hacking courses, please visit blog.pluralsight.com/learning-path-ethical-hacking.

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