In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, AttackIQ helps customers and partners embrace proactive defense strategies to reduce their chances of breaches and attacks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 20, 2021 – AttackIQ®, the leading independent vendor of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) systems, today announced the launch of AttackIQ Partner Academy, a central hub for the company’s resellers, distributors, systems integrators and consultants to learn about the latest advancements in the practice of a threat-informed defense. From cybersecurity experts and technical content to demos and thought leadership, channel sales engineers and representatives will have access to everything they need to help customers improve their cybersecurity posture and build stronger, more collaborative teams.

Adversarial tactics, techniques and players are rapidly evolving. The best way to stay on top of threats is to be informed and skilled on innovative, proactive solutions and strategies to be a step ahead. AttackIQ Partner Academy is designed to offer partner practitioners a range of educational opportunities, including online classes, hands-on labs and certifications from basic to advanced cybersecurity topics. The company’s learning resources will help partners stay current and further strengthen the skills needed to improve customers’ security postures and the effectiveness of their programs.

“AttackIQ Partner Academy will provide our global community of partner sales engineers and account executives with the skills they need to help cybersecurity practitioners build a threat-informed defense across the industry’s broadest range of use cases,” said Carl Wright, AttackIQ Chief Commercial Officer. “From security control validation to threat hunting to compliance framework mapping, our partners will be equipped to help customers optimize their cybersecurity program investment and efficiency leveraging BAS with the MITRE ATT&CK framework as their foundation.”

AttackIQ’s Partner Academy offers two main learning paths:

  • AttackIQ Training for Sales learning path, which features Foundations of Operationalizing MITRE ATT&CK, Foundations of Purple Teaming and Foundations of Breach & Attack Simulation.
  • AttackIQ Training for Engineers learning path, which features courses on Assessment Design for Security Controls, Beyond Atomic Testing with Attack Flows and AttackIQ Engineer Essentials.

Depending upon which learning path is completed, partners will achieve the AttackIQ Professional certification or AttackIQ Associate certification.

“Breach and attack simulation is a critical part of our Next Generation Solutions (NGS) offering, which enables our partners to help customers confidently validate and measure the effectiveness of their security controls,” said Geert Busse, Westcon EMEA Business Lead, Next Generation Solutions. “The educational resources available in AttackIQ’s Partner Academy will allow our partners to increase their productivity and profitability through new use cases and services while enabling customers to maximize the return on their security program investments.”

“Partner Academy is another great reason we have chosen to partner with AttackIQ.” said Tera Davis, Critical Start Managing Director. “Success is not just tied to the innovation of the products you sell, but also how you enable partners and customers to achieve their goals. AttackIQ has done something truly special with both AttackIQ Partner Academy and AttackIQ Academy for customers.”

To learn more about AttackIQ Partner Academy, visit To become an AttackIQ channel partner, submit an application on the AttackIQ partner page.

About AttackIQ

AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, built the industry’s first Security Optimization Platform for continuous security control validation and improving security program effectiveness and efficiency. AttackIQ is trusted by leading organizations worldwide to plan security improvements and verify that cyberdefenses work as expected, aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework. The Company is committed to giving back to the cybersecurity community through its free AttackIQ Academy, open Preactive Security Exchange, and partnership with the MITRE Engenuity. For more information, visit Follow AttackIQ on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.