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QA Enhances Cyber Portfolio With Innovative Outthink Partnership

Today QA, a world-leading tech and digital skills provider, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with OutThink, the UK’s number one provider of cybersecurity human risk management solutions.

The partnership extends QA’s offer of the UK’s broadest and deepest end-to-end curriculum of cyber training programmes and the world’s largest cyber learning ecosystem. It will enable UK-based organisations to access a revolutionary solution to manage the risk of security breaches caused by human error.

OutThink’s next-generation solution quantifies human risk and delivers targeted, gamified, learning experiences based on employees’ security behaviours and attitudes. Employees’ knowledge and engagement is improved through targeted micro-learning, social interventions, and attack simulation experiences.

The solution’s in-built reporting enables the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and security team to build an overall picture of skills development and human risk within their organisation creating a solid foundation for risk-based decision making and better informed treatment prioritisation.

OutThink’s learning experiences have been designed to be fun and social, improving both user knowledge and engagement. This 5* rated solution dynamically adjusts training to each learner depending on their role, risk profile, and current level of understanding to ensure it is as relevant as possible.

 

Richard Beck, Director of Cyber Security, QA commented, “QA are delighted to be the UK partner for OutThink, providing the training that CISOs have been crying out for. The days of tackling security threats with blanket, one-size-fits-all training are gone. From now on, the advantage will be with organisations that invest in their people’s cybersecurity skills in a way that truly embeds learning and knowledge. Resilience can be greatly improved by using targeted platforms like OutThink, that can identify risks down to the level of individuals in your organisation to deliver the right training at the right time.”

 

Flavius Plesu, Founder & CEO, OutThink said, “Our partnership with QA enables our joint customers to build effective cyber security skills at all levels, and for all roles, across the entirety of their organisation. As a former CISO, I believe that security awareness training must align employee behaviour and skills with the business and security goals of the organisation. We provide clients with the next-generation security awareness platform to effectively turn people into human sensors for cyber security and empower them to become the strongest defence mechanism in every organisation”