IT Security Thought Leader Joseph Steinberg Appointed to Simplilearn Advisory Board


Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Simplilearn, one of the world’s largest providers of online training and professional certification courses, today announced that Cyber Security Expert Joseph Steinberg has joined the company as an Advisory Board member. A veteran executive in the IT security industry, Steinberg will contribute his expertise towards the rapid growth of Simplilearn’s Information (IT) Security category and courses.

“An increasing cybersecurity skills gap is creating vulnerabilities when so many security-related positions go unfilled,” said Steinberg. “With the further expansion of the Internet of Things, a heightened focus on social engineering, and constant attacks targeting confidential information, the demand for skilled IT professionals is at an all-time high. I am excited to advise Simplilearn and help build a pipeline of trained cybersecurity workers to meet the industry demands of today and tomorrow.”

According to a recent jobs report by Burning Glass, “Cybersecurity positions are more likely to require certifications than other IT jobs. One third (35%) of cybersecurity jobs call for an industry certification, compared to 23% of IT jobs overall.”

“Simplilearn is dedicated to appointing the best industry leaders to its Advisory Board. Joseph Steinberg brings a wealth of proven business and security experience, and he will provide our learners with unparalleled guidance,” said Simplilearn CEO Krishna Kumar.

The need for certified information security professionals is at its peak, as reported by Frost & Sullivan, and the information security industry expects a shortfall of 1.5 million skilled information security professionals by 2019.

About Joseph Steinberg

A recognized cybersecurity expert, Joseph Steinberg is the CEO of New York-based information security firm SecureMySocial, and has been calculated algorithmically by Onalytica to be one of the top 3 cybersecurity influencers worldwide. Steinberg writes a column on information security for Inc. Magazine and has authored several books on information security, including (ISC)2’s official study textbook for its advanced information security management exam (CISSP-ISSMP). He is the inventor of several information security technologies used widely today, and his work is cited in over 100 published patents. Steinberg earned an M.S. from New York University (NYU), where he currently serves as President of the NYU Alumni in Tech group. He is one of only 28 people worldwide to hold the full suite of advanced information security certifications: CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, and CSSLP.

About Simplilearn

Ranked among the top 10 most influential education brands by LinkedIn, Simplilearn is the world’s largest provider of online training and certification courses. Simplilearn’s mission is to help companies and their employees realize their full potential across the globe. Courses include a variety of topics in the business, technology, and process management fields spanning Big Data, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Cloud Computing, and many more. With over 400 courses offered, Simplilearn has trained more than 500,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010. With a footprint in over 150 countries, Simplilearn’s clients are upskilling and investing in training for faster and surer career growth. Simplilearn’s courses are recognized by more than 40 global training organizations including OMCP, Axelos, Peoplecert, and The Open Group.