YesWeHack, Europe’s leading Bug Bounty company announces the launch of YesWeHack EDU, the world’s first Bug Bounty education platform dedicated to cybersecurity training.
YesWeHack EDU creates a training ecosystem for best practices in cybersecurity, meeting the growing need for talent in this sector.
Taking advantage of recognized expertise in Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD), as well as a unique ecosystem of customers and researchers, YesWeHack EDU trains its users to detect security vulnerabilities in realistic scenarios, in identical contexts to what exists today in production within companies and organizations.
“Cybersecurity is both an economic and societal issue, and this sector suffers from an imbalance between the state of the threat and the market’s defence capabilities,” commented Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, co-founder of YesWeHack. He adds: “To remedy this situation, the capacity of public and private actors to detect and correct shortcomings in a professional and ethical manner must be rapidly strengthened – This requires specialized profiles training and better information sharing. »
YesWeHack EDU is aimed at cybersecurity curriculums in schools and universities and more broadly at all European IT curriculums (e.g. development, big data, etc.) that want to accelerate the sharing of quality datasets.
YesWeHack EDU’s educational approach first encourages emulation through gamification and the involvement of each student in securing their institution. Above all, it opens up prospects for future developers towards promising specializations such as DevSecOps, Data Scientist, Security Analyst, etc. Finally, YesWeHack EDU facilitates the implementation of collaborative projects and cross-functional initiatives between academic institutions and the private sector.
“According to a study published by Gartner, 50% of companies worldwide are expected to use Bug Bounty by 2022, compared to 5% today. We are launching YesWeHack EDU to address the talent shortage faced by the cyber security industry. This program provides the academic community with a sophisticated training platform to professionalize vulnerability management and to train for new cyber jobs, such as DevSecOps, Big Data, SOAR, etc. ” explains Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, CEO & Co-founder of YesWeHack.
YesWeHack will rely on its partner IT-Gnosis, who will provide YesWeHack EDU to schools and universities globally.
Available throughout Europe, the YesWeHack EDU platform is aligned with the SPARTA consortium initiative, of which YesWeHack is a founding member, that aims to strengthen both innovation and research in cybersecurity at the European level.