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NW3C and NCSA Announce Partnership to Provide Cybersecurity Training

by NW3C | May 19, 2020
The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) presented Montgomery County Police Department, MD Electronic Crimes Unit for the attainment of professional certification through NW3C’s certification program.


RICHMOND, VA and Washington, D.C., May 19, 2020 – The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) announced a new partnership today to educate the public and private sector on the increasing risks in cybersecurity.The partnership will promote the development and sharing of educational resources on the ever-changing threats of cybersecurity. NCSA and NW3C plan to leverage one another’s resources to develop innovative training solutions to address today’s cybersecurity challenges.“NW3C is delighted to establish this collaborative relationship with NSCA,” said, Glen Gainer, President and CEO of NW3C. “In the volatile world of cybersecurity, we look forward to working together to develop informative training opportunities on combating cyber threats nationwide.”

“Tackling the issue of cybersecurity requires collaboration if we are going to truly effect change, and we are excited to be doing so with NW3C,” says Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA. “This collaboration will not only allow us amplify each other’s resources across our respective channels, but will enable us to focus on new joint efforts.”

A key component of this partnership is the strengths each organization has to offer. While NW3C is recognized for their technical training component on evolving cybercrime topics directed towards criminal justice professionals, NCSA delivers a plethora of resources on cybersecurity threats for small and medium sized businesses. Combining these strengths will allow the partnership to reach a broader audience and develop further educational resources.

NW3C, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies tasked with the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. In addition to delivering training in computer forensics, cyber and financial crime investigations, and intelligence analysis, NW3C offers technical support to agencies investigating and prosecuting economic and cyber crimes. To learn more, visit www.nw3c.org.

NCSA builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity. NCSA’s core efforts include National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); the global online safety awareness & education campaign STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyber attacks. For more information on NCSA and their programs, please visit www.staysafeonline.org

Contacts: NW3C – mcreswell@nw3c.org | NCSA – Daniel Eliot daniel@staysafeonline.org

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