Press Release: Partnership with Cal Poly, CCI, & Mile2

by | Sep 18, 2018 | Cybersecurity | 0 comments

Stronger International is partnering with The California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI), California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and Mile2 to offer 27 new cutting-edge courses available to anyone working in or interested in expanding their knowledge of cybersecurity.


The Stronger Mile2 classes are available in three different formats: onsite at the CCI, live via remote access, or online at your pace. The 27 different cybersecurity courses range from foundational to expert level, and most are approved by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies.


These Homeland Security approved courses are also mapped to the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity workforce framework. In addition to the Homeland Security’s approval, Mile2 certification programs are on the FBI’s preferred training list.


Given the quality of these courses, they are sponsored by California’s Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) and may allow the use of DHS Grant Funding for approved CalOES and CSTI courses.


The cost for attending these Stronger CCI offerings may be covered by funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Grant Program. Funds may also cover the cost of registration, travel, lodging, per-diem, backfill, and/or overtime. This means that the exam is paid for, as every course includes a testing fee and professional certification upon successfully passing the examination.


According to Heather Stratford, CEO, “Stronger International is excited to be forging a long-term partnership with the CCI. Cal Poly and Stronger are stepping up to provide the best training and technical courses to help the State of California continue to be a leader in the U.S. and worldwide in this field.”


Stronger International is focused on providing high-quality, customized, information technology training and services worldwide. Stronger empowers organizations to create stronger, more efficient, and more secure cultures.


“The relationship with Stronger and Mile2 offers government, law enforcement, military, and academia access to world-class training,” said Martin Minnich, the CCI’s program manager. “Participants will get a taste of Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing education when they experience a simulated scenario in the CCI’s Cyber Range. They’ll leave a better-prepared cybersecurity professional.”


Classes begin in October. Enrollment is now open.




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About Stronger International Stronger International is an international provider of sensitive, high-risk, cybersecurity consulting, corporate training and cloud-based educational programs for corporations, education institutions and government/military organizations. With 12 years of experience in cybersecurity and information technology training and curriculum, Stronger specializes in hands-on, accessible training that gives employees the resources to embrace security and compliance. Learn more at



About Mile2 Mile2 develops and delivers proprietary vendor-neutral professional certifications for the cybersecurity industry. Mile2 certification courses teach the fundamental and advanced principles of cybersecurity and follow a course/certification track that leads to advanced hands-on skills training for penetration testing, disaster recovery, incident handling and network forensics. Learn more at



About the California Cybersecurity Institute The CCI is a robust, multi-agency effort to protect California from future cyber threats through training and research for government, academia, military, law enforcement, first responders and private entities. It serves as an extended Learn by Doing space to explore new cyber technologies and train and test tactics side by side with law enforcement professionals and cyber forensics experts. The CCI’s digital range differentiates its training program from others by creating immersive, scenario-based exercises on issues including next-generation cloud computing, anti-human trafficking, health care, critical infrastructure, and vehicular vulnerabilities. Learn more at


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