Security awareness in the manufacturing automation sector continues to skyrocket and industry research firm, ARC Advisory Group, and training and certification provider, SANS Institute, are joining together to support workforce education.
The two organizations will work together to support cybersecurity workforce education and development for industry, energy, utilities, government, academia, and infrastructure.
The goal is for ARC and SANS to develop and propagate new cybersecurity solutions for emerging smart cities, smart transportation, and Industrial IoT initiatives, which includes performing joint research to provide a better understanding of the state of cybersecurity awareness and preparedness.
ARC and SANS aim to foster an expanded and more aware security community through joint workshops and other activities at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, FL and upcoming SANS events, including the 2018 ICS Security Summit.
“By equipping the workforce with the cyber-awareness and technical training needed to help safeguard today’s connected and converged systems, we increase the effectiveness of our security operations,” said Doug Wylie, director at SANS Institute.
“Cybersecurity is also constraining broader adoption of emerging technologies that can improve performance, reliability, and safety,” said Sid Snitkin, vice president at ARC Advisory Group.