ROOT9B announces launch of cyber hunt certification for commercial sector


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — root9B, a root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) company, and leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training to commercial and government clients, announced today the launch of its HUNT Certification offerings in New York City and Charlotte, NC. The initial courses are scheduled for this summer at the NASDAQ HQ, One Liberty Plaza in New York on August 15-19 and August 29-September 2. The Charlotte course will be offered August 22-26.

The courses will be taught by root9B’s Chief Technology Officer, Mike Morris and Vice President of Special Programs, Josh Bishop. Mike Morris has had an extensive career in intelligence operations, specializing in advanced Offensive and Defensive Cyber operations, tactics and tool development, and associated training curriculum development. He has developed several programs of record for Advanced Cyber Tactics and Methodologies enhancing defensive and offensive maneuvers, and was responsible for recommending the mission qualification of both Defensive Hunting and Cyber operations for the Department of Defense. Josh Bishop has over 15 years of experience in advanced Offensive and Defensive Cyber operations, Special Technical Operations/Cyber Planning, directing cyber operations centers and personnel and currently serves as the Vice President of Special Programs.  A graduate of the United States Air Force’s elite Weapons School, Mr. Bishop has conducted numerous cyber operations over the course of the past 15 years to include Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments and Defensive Hunt operations and is a recognized expert in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security.

As a trusted partner, pioneer, and leader in cyber operations and threat intelligence, root9B has developed advanced curriculum for HUNT operations. These courses are designed to train, enhance, and elevate cyber professionals to mastery across several technical disciplines in defensive cyber operations. root9B courses focus on developing an ‘adversary mentality’ and emphasize hands-on, practical application of tradecraft, situation awareness, and creative problem solving in all phases of the learning cycle. This approach and the real-world cybersecurity operations experience shared by instructors are key differentiators for root9B’s training.

“root9B understands the cognitive aspects required to execute cyber defense operations,” said Mike Morris, root9B’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for our students to defeat the adversary and defend the networks they are responsible to secure.”

root9B’s HUNT certification program is an intense three-part program that teaches students the methodology and technical details required by cyber defenders to operate against cyber adversaries. Students certified through this program learn the defensive methodologies, techniques, and technical concepts necessary to search for and discover previously undetected intruders that evade automated security solutions.

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