Network Fort, based in Reston, Virginia, is one of the top providers of cybersecurity solutions. Its security solution focuses on behavioral-based Machine Learning Threat Identification using custom machine learning algorithms across an enterprise’s endpoints.
Wajid Hassan, CEO of Network Fort had professional experience in Networks and Cyber Security with Voice, Data & LAN/WAN and Packet Core. He had provided vulnerability assessment, compliance monitoring network intrusion detection, penetration testing, forensic services to security operations center and guidance on Zero Trust Architecture, TIC 3.0, TIC 2.0, FISMA, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) AND NIS Security and Networking standards to re-architect the network as well as he has managed and troubleshooted AT&T network comprising of Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and Cisco equipment. Wajid has long mentored beginning cybersecurity specialists and has recently evolved Network Fort’s internal training system into a registered apprenticeship program, approved by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Division of Registered Apprenticeship.

Network Fort’s registered apprenticeship program formalizes their training system with related instruction and mentored on-the-job training.  Apprentices learn ransomware protection, email, cloud security, catering cyber-attacks, frameworks, threat prevention, machine learning, AI driven-cybersecurity, intrusion detection, etc. Instruction includes coursework at Northern Virginia Community College as well as customized internal instruction. Apprentices will be mentored by seasoned cybersecurity experts through a period of on-the-job training.  Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will be awarded a national credential as a Cybersecurity Support Technician that will be extremely helpful in building their career in cybersecurity platforms.

Appteon, Inc, is an award-winning, agile-experienced technology and workforce solutions company serving as a U. S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Intermediary.  Appteon collaborates with employers and other sponsors of registered apprenticeship to support the development of diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible apprenticeships in IT/Cybersecurity occupations. Appteon partnered with Network Fort to support the development, launch, and sustainability of their cybersecurity apprenticeship program. This partnership will assist Network Fort develop a pipeline of talented cybersecurity technicians to serve their extensive network of clients.

“Developing a registered apprenticeship program helped us formalize our employee development process and will result in highly-trained entry cybersecurity technicians.  We are delighted to have partnered with Appteon who shares our commitment to help career seekers, employers, and education partners via emerging cyber technology learn more about the profession and gain real-life job skills,” said Wajid Hassan, CEO of Network Fort. “Appteon’s skilled consultants helped make program development and the apprenticeship program registration process easier and more efficient.”

Network Fort has been awarded a registered apprenticeship certificate from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.  They have a number of apprentices learning skills to meet the needs and challenges of cybersecurity that will aid them in identifying cyber threats to help security teams quickly respond to such threats.
Founded in 2022, Network Fort provides a platform that helps organizations identify, assess, and remediate cyber risks across their entire attack surface via artificial intelligence.

About Network Fort
Network Fort, founded in 2022, is a cyber security solution provider that evolves to cater to traditional and most advanced cyber threats evolving in the cloud, and data center in real-time to deliver effective defense mechanisms to organizations of all sizes. It deploys AI algorithms and machine learning techniques to provide the greatest level of visibility with increased insight into the entire cyber security system. It offers advanced security via its automated response for threat prevention and mitigation meanwhile identifying and responding to threats in real time, thus, relieving pressure off its users’ shoulders.
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About Appteon
Appteon is a professional services business and also serves as a U. S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Intermediary.  Appteon serves the federal government and private industry, and specializes in developing and implementing solutions that span the entire Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Enterprise Services, and System Integrated Services, which deliver high value to customers.
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Network Fort, Inc. Approved as a Registered Apprenticeship Provider in Virginia