Managed security integrator eSec has partnered with US-based security software vendor Foundstone to train Australian security specialists in the art of hacking.
According to eSec general manager of security Andrew Tune, the new deal will provide access to an elite course previously only open to the wealthiest businesses in the country.
"Anybody who is serious about doing their security in-house or implementing security solutions for others should think about attending the course," Tune said. "You can't get access to material of this calibre unless you go overseas. We are providing both the course and the support here in Australia."
The course, Ultimate Hacking: Hands On, is designed to provide security resellers and in-house specialists with significant insight into how to secure their systems from internal and external threats.
"Inevitably we will be training other IT specialists who may even be our competitors on the market," Tune said. "One of the most important things is that people understand what they know and what they don't know. We are trying to get away from the mentality that all you have to do is put up a firewall."eSec will also be selling Foundstone's Foundscan Managed Vulnerability Assessment Service, a product which complements the integrator's emphasis on managed security services.