March 25, 2013 - Lunarline, a cyber security company, and Echo360, the leader in active learning and lecture capture solutions, together announced today the graduation of the first cohort of Warrior to Cyber Warrior (W2CW) students. The new non-profit organization provided career training that links America’s returning Veterans and Wounded Warriors to employers in need of qualified cyber security professionals through training and career placement. The W2CW program is a six-month, tuition-free cyber security training and certification program that gives Veterans and wounded service members the skills needed to transition from the military to a career as a cyber security professional.
Working through the Warrior to Cyber Warrior (W2CW) program has been a powerful experience to help the students to grow both technically and professionally. “The remote learning coupled with the camaraderie within the cohorts provides a certain ‘ease-of-use’ that cannot be found or replicated in other programs,” says graduate and United States Marine Corps veteran Jack Keck. W2CW is a transformative program that is poised to place many veterans in a career space where their military training will serve to amplify the technical curriculum they are learning through the program. Keck goes on to say he is “glad to have had the opportunity to graduate from W2CW and [is] looking forward to participate as an alumnus in their future success.”
Graduate and United States Air Force veteran Courtney Beard also credits W2CW for preparing her for her new job with Cisco. As a new employee in the security section of the Advanced Services team at Cisco, she is enhancing her education to address various possible cyber-attacks. “I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the W2CW course and I am very thankful of the knowledge that I have gained,” says Beard.
Lunarline is a leading and award winning provider of cyber security and privacy solutions, specialized services, and certified security training to all US Federal Government (Civilian, DoD, and IC), as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. Lunarline is a VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is a recipient of the DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award and was named as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000. For more information, visit www.lunarline.com.
More than one million students in 6,000 classrooms in 500 institutions, across 30 countries rely on Echo360 technology to enhance their educational experience. Echo360 plugs in the classroom, supporting interactive teaching and learning with digital clicking, polling and real-time questions, as well as capturing professor lectures, presentations, whiteboards and videos. With Echo360, students engage with their peers and professors using social collaboration, and review all course materials online, at their convenience on smartphones, tablets and laptops. Dashboards allow professors to monitor student engagement and assess learning with daily reports. The company has been recognized with a Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan, is CSIA-certified for outstanding customer service, and was named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. Echo360 is backed by Revolution Growth led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis.
Carolyn Morse, Media Relations
Mary Young, Marketing Director, Echo360