Performanta launches Information Security Learning Academy in SA

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Specific training courses can be tailored to organisations and companies who seek to upskill their own IT staff in their respective areas.

As many businesses enter their planning phase for the New Year, we remain acutely aware of the challenges that 2015 presented and how we chose to deal with them.

We expect exciting times coming in the Information Security market in South Africa. Performanta Academy, launching in the first quarter 2016, was established in order to address and cater for an industry shortfall in qualified and experienced information security resources.

The newly released Global Information Security Workforce Study by (ISC) and number of other studies predict that the global information security workforce shortage will reach 1.5 million within five years due to the fact that demand for experienced personnel outpaces the supply.

For this end, Performanta Academy has developed a unique training framework, called IS+ (Information Security Plus) which will provide its graduates with the required knowledge and technical experience to become qualified information security specialists. The aim and philosophy of the academy is that all graduates are adequately equipped and skilled to contribute immediate value within the Information Security work environment.

On successful completion of the full programme the learner will receive the Information Security Plus Certification. Interested learners can also enroll for individual modules of the programme in order to complement their current information security knowledge and skillset. Each individual module has been carefully designed to allow information security practitioners the opportunity to enhance their information security knowledge bank.


Performanta Academy, a member of the Performanta group (a specialised information and IT security company) is driven by information security professionals who have gathered many years of collective experience affording us a deep understanding and comprehensive knowledge of the information security field.

“As part of our vision to secure the world around us, Performanta academy offers career planning and guidance to its students, coupled with occupational opportunities to the successful students who graduate the complete certification. As a responsible corporate citizen, the Performanta group wishes to ensure our full programme graduates are offered career opportunities within the markets we serve” says Irit Golan, MD of Performanta Academy.

Specific training courses can be tailored to organisations and companies who seek to upskill their own IT staff in their respective areas.

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