If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, then 2021 is shaping up as the year of the Big Hack.

From the SolarWinds breach uncovered in December, through the Microsoft Exchange attack, the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, and the JBS ransomware assault, adversaries are more audacious that never. At the same time, the Federal government has never been more aggressive in its responses – the Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order is getting serious about zero trust, and U.S. and Russian presidents are squaring off over security. In short, cybersecurity on the tech and policy fronts is undergoing a major realignment.

In the midst of all of that, how’s your security game doing?

If it could use a couple more building blocks – or just a dusting off – MeriTalk’s UniversIT has the right learning opportunities for you.

UniversIT is an online library of training courses to bring you up to speed on all things government IT – digital transformation, innovation, next-gen technologies, and more folded in a cybersecurity wrapper. It’s complimentary, convenient, and available for you right now.

If learning more about security is a priority right now, check out a couple of the courses on the current lineup:

Meeting the Mission at the Tactical Edge: Invest an hour of your time to learn how to bring cloud services to the far edges of the network, and ensure the service is secure, compliant, and effective. The course covers multiple aspects of security with moving to AWS Cloud, including identity and access management, encryption, secure storage, and considerations with content that stays on-prem.

Building a Cloud Security Culture: Give us another hour, and take a deep dive on cloud security. This course focuses on DevOps and how to integrate security tightly into the process, as well as how to leverage security that adheres to compliance frameworks. Course content features baked-in security controls on AWS, shared responsibilities between customers and partners for cloud security, infrastructure-as-code, continuous monitoring and logging of key metrics and events, and available FedRAMP controls.

UniversIT strives to put learning on your terms – in your time, at your convenience, in your way. We invite you to check out the whole course lineup and see what works for you.

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Kate Polit
Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.