ARC Advisory Group and SANS Institute announced June 6 they'll collaborate to support cybersecurity workforce education and development for industry, energy, utilities, government, academia and infrastructure. The two organizations will address the need for new cybersecurity solutions for emerging smart cities, smart transportation and IIoT initiatives by performing joint research for a better understanding of cybersecurity awareness and preparedness. They'll also foster an expanded and more aware security community with joint workshops and other activities at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla., and upcoming SANS events, including its 2018 ICS Security Summit.
“By equipping the workforce with the cyber-awareness and technical training needed to safeguard today's connected and converged systems, we increase the effectiveness of our security operations,” says Doug Wylie, director at SANS Institute. “SANS is excited to partner with ARC to continue to serve industry and infrastructure, and empower engineers, technicians, management and other employees to better protect their company's operations and brand.”
Sid Snitkin, vice president at ARC, adds that, "Managing the security of industrial facilities, infrastructure and smart cities is a major challenge for ARC clients. Cybersecurity is also constraining broader adoption of emerging technologies that improve performance, reliability and safety. We look forward to working closely with SANS to help organizations overcome these and related challenges.”