Security staffers will use AvayaLive Engage, a cloud-based learning environment, for training on protecting information systems against cyber threats and attacks.
“It seems only fitting that a new generation of cybertechnology is being used to train a new generation of security experts,” Avaya Government Solutions President Chris Formant said in a release. “These individuals are our nation’s first line of defense against hackers, denial of service attacks and other online threats.”
Formant added students will learn new skills and practice defensive moves for protecting sensitive assets.
The Federal Cybersecurity Training Events program will have students represented as avatars in a three-dimensional rendering of a classroom, said Jeff Breed, acting director of the State Department’s diplomatic security training directorate.
Students use the avatars for communicating one-on-one, working in large groups or small teams, sharing desktops, text chat, collaborative editing and sharing of files and presentations.
The government first started using AvayaLive Engage in February and 55 agencies and offices have used the program for FedCTE, the company said.