Secure Coding with the OWASP Top 10 – 2017 Course takes Best Product Cybersecurity Training Award

Washington, DC | March 4, 2019 – Global Learning Systems (GLS), a leading provider of security awareness and compliance training programs, today announced it has won top accolades in three categories of the InfoSec 2019 Awards from Cyber Defense Magazine.

The award for Best Product Cybersecurity Training recognizes an innovative course offering—comprised of 11 modules—that educates and challenges developers across the full-stack and reinforces their critical role in organizational security. Secure Coding with the OWASP Top 10 – 2017 engages developers in natural problem-solving using relevant, real-life scenarios to inform and practice secure coding. It was created by developers, for developers.

GLS also received a Market Leader award in the Security Training category for Human Firewall 2.0™, a new approach to providing a comprehensive behavior change program for security awareness. With a combination of courses, microlearning videos, assessments and communication materials in packaged “blocks,” GLS customers can rapidly deploy and measure targeted and topical programs.

Additionally, GLS’ compliance courses for GDPR Awareness with gamification, HIPAA and PCI-DSS also earned GLS a Hot Company Compliance award. GLS CEO, Larry Cates said, “We are very proud to have received these three awards – all of which recognize the depth and quality of our training portfolio. GLS is focused on delivering innovative learning and design strategies that promote user engagement, decision making and behavior change. We will continue to expand our use of gamification and role-play scenarios for targeted groups within our Human Firewall 2.0 solution.

“While cybercrime, phishing, ransomware and malware exploits are all on the rise, Global Learning Systems has won these awards from our magazine. They won after we reviewed nearly 3,000 infosec companies, globally, because they are an innovator on a mission to help organizations proactively strengthen their human firewall,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine.

About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s seventh year of honoring InfoSec innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service.  Learn more at The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company-submitted materials.

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