A partnership between Zscaler and New York University Tandon School of Engineering (NYU) will allow Master’s candidates to gain practical, first-hand knowledge of secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust best practices. The partnership allows students to use the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange through courses that teach Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA).

Gartner predicted there would be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by the end of 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has further escalated the problem. New York University Tandon School of Engineering equips students for the real world of cybersecurity. It would offer a progressive curriculum that covers cybersecurity strategies in addition to hands-on application of innovative technology that is widely adopted, like ZIA and ZPA.

“When NYU Cyber Fellows earn an NYU Cybersecurity Industry Partner badge, they gain real-world industry experience as they work on their master’s degree,” said Professor Aspen Olmsted, Adjunct Faculty Member of NYU Tandon’s Cybersecurity Program. “We teach innovative technologies like Zscaler so our candidates can further their careers and have excellent job opportunities as they graduate.”

The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is one of the world’s largest cloud security platforms. It processes more than 120 billion transactions daily and detects about 100 million threats per day from users across 185 countries.

“There is no better time than now to learn new skill sets and discover a new career. NYU’s online program is an incredible opportunity to find jobs in the cybersecurity industry because the need for skilled professionals has never been greater,” said Amit Sinha, President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Zscaler. “Attacks proliferate, threat landscapes extend further, and legacy security solutions cannot scale to keep up. Modern enterprises need security experts who can both protect the enterprise and meet business objectives. Zscaler is proud to collaborate with Tandon to produce the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.”

Cloud Security, NYU

Aspen Olmsted
“We teach innovative technologies like Zscaler so our candidates can further their careers and have excellent job opportunities as they graduate,” said Professor Aspen Olmsted, Adjunct Faculty Member of NYU Tandon’s Cybersecurity Program.

Zscaler serves more than 4,500 customers across all major industries and including over 450 of the Forbes Global 2000. ZIA is a cloud security service that transforms networks by delivering cloud-based internet and web security that scales to all users, regardless of location. ZPA delivers on Zero Trust Network Access by securing access to private applications without those applications or users ever connecting to the network.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854. It’s the founding date for both the New York University School of Civil Engineering and Architecture as well as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly).

In addition to its main location in Brooklyn, NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within NYU. It’s one of the foremost private research universities in the US. It is closely connected to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai.