ThriveDX, Exclusive Networks to Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage, Skills Gap

ThriveDX, which claims to be the “premier” cybersecurity and digital skills provider, and Exclusive Networks, a globally “trusted” cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure,  announced the expansion of their partnership “to deliver end-to-end cybersecurity training and talent solutions to its global network of more than 25,000 partners.”

The collaboration “builds on Exclusive Networks’ participation as a founding partner in the ThriveDX Cyber Talent Hub (CTH), which was announced in July and unites forward-thinking employers and educators to build a sustainable and scalable platform to attract, retain, foster and continuously develop cyber talent.”

According to a 2022 Fortinet Cybersecurity Skills Gap study, 60% of organizations “struggle to recruit cybersecurity talent, 52% have trouble retaining qualified employees and 67% agree that this talent shortage creates additional risk for their organizations.”

What’s more, a 2022 ThriveDX Global Cybersecurity Awareness Training Study of 1,900+ CISOs, security leaders and IT professionals “found that 65% of those surveyed felt cybersecurity awareness programs need to expand and 87% agreed that combating reducing risk required a combination of informed employees and technology.”

Jesper Trolle, CEO of Exclusive Networks, said:

“As global threats continue to rise, it is more important than ever for us to invest in the talented individuals who can help us combat these new risks. Exclusive Networks is proud to be a champion for enabling the next generation of cyber talent, working alongside leading innovators like ThriveDX to help improve the capabilities of our team, our partners and the cybersecurity ecosystem at large.”

Dan Vigdor, co-founder, co-CEO and Executive Chairman of ThriveDX, remarked:

“Cybersecurity training and education is more important than ever in our age of digital risk. Alongside great global leaders like Exclusive Networks, we aim to build and share the unique solutions and ecosystems that can transform and grow diverse groups of global learners to build the world’s digital and cyber workforce.”

With this new expanded collaboration, Exclusive Networks and ThriveDX will “work together to advance the state of the human factor in cybersecurity and make progress against the cybersecurity talent and skills shortage.”

Exclusive Networks will “offer ThriveDX’s end-to-end skills and talent solutions to its reseller community through its innovative, on-demand consumption platform X-OD, to help improve the cybersecurity posture of more than 100,000 end customers around the world.”

The two companies will also “continue to work closely together on the design and rollout of the Cyber Talent Hub.”

Denis Ferrand-Ajchenbaum, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development & Ecosystems at Exclusive Networks, said:

“Cybersecurity risk is a problem that affects every organization on the planet. In the last year 80% of organizations experienced one or more breaches last year, with nearly half of those events costing more than a million dollars to remediate. Exclusive Networks is delighted to deepen our partnership with leading innovators like ThriveDX, who are presenting concrete solutions to this technology and human challenge. Together we aim to deliver a unique offering to our specialist cybersecurity ecosystem of over 25,000 partners and market-leading vendors, helping to close the cybersecurity skills and talent gap and combat these rising risks.” 

ThriveDX solutions will be immediately “available on the Exclusive Networks platform.”

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