TTA Forms Training Partnership with EC-Council to Support Cybersecurity Skills and Talent Gap

By Becky Gendron | 01 Dec 2022

Marlborough, MA – December 1, 2022 – TTA (The Training Associates), a leading provider of expert learning and development talent and upskilling solutions, has become an EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC). With the organization landscape evolving more to a hybrid workforce structure, TTA has joined the training partner program to deliver cybersecurity technology training and certifications to narrow the widening skills gap among employees.

According to the 2022 Cybersecurity Thematic Research, in 2021, enterprises invested more in cybersecurity and cloud architecture due to employees working remotely during the pandemic. This trend continues as organizations continue to operate in a hybrid workplace model and place cybersecurity as a critical part of their corporate risk strategy. To help organizations build ethical hacking capabilities and skills of their teams, TTA in partnership with EC-Council, offers training and certification focused on the core certifications needed to help organizations address the rising skills gap across their cyber security professionals.

Several of the popular offerings include Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Network Defender (C|ND), and Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT). TTA is also excited to provide training on the latest version of the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker program, C|EH v12. This upgraded version adopts a new strategy and includes the advanced metrics to learn, certify, engage, and compete for frameworks—to strengthen the ethical hacking fundamentals and equip the learner with real-world expertise. By partnering with TTA, leaders can prepare and train their teams on the essential ethical hacking course offerings.

“Cybersecurity awareness and training is a top priority for organizations,” said Maria Melfa, President and Chief Executive Officer at TTA. “We’re committed to train cyber professionals and employees on the gold standard in cybersecurity training content from EC-Council, so they can weaken cybersecurity vulnerabilities across their hybrid workforce.”

“Presently, 50% of the cybersecurity jobs in the US remain unfilled,” said Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of EC-Council. “Cybersecurity training has become critical to the nation’s businesses, governmental agencies, and all other organizations. EC-Council is delighted to have TTA on board as an authorized Training Center for our certifications and we look forward to their contribution to upskilling the cybersecurity workforce in the US with EC-Council training programs.”

About TTA

TTA is a recognized global leader for Learning & Development (L&D) talent and solutions. Organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 corporations, rely on TTA’s agility to support their L&D initiatives of any size or scope across all training modalities.

Our strength lies in our adaptive workforce of 23,000 L&D professionals combined with our expertise to provide organizations with customized, scalable training solutions, and engaging learner experiences. Learn more at

About EC-Council Group  

EC-Council’s mission is to help organizations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. EC-Council is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the best universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programs have made their way to more than 140 countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. To learn more, visit

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