Groups to collaborate on cybersecurity workforce education

ARC Advisory Group and SANS Institute have agreed to collaborate on cybersecurity education and will work to propagate cybersecurity solutions for emerging smart cities, transportation, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives.

By ARC Advisory Group June 8, 2017

ARC Advisory Group and SANS Institute have agreed to collaborate to further develop and nurture the global cybersecurity community. The two organizations will work together to support cybersecurity workforce education and development for industry, energy, utilities, government, academia, and infrastructure. They will also help address the pressing need to develop and propagate new cybersecurity solutions for the emerging smart cities, smart transportation, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives. This includes performing joint research to provide a better understanding of the current 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. 

"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 can improve performance, reliability, and safety," said Sid Snitkin, vice president at ARC Advisory Group. 

Cybersecurity workshops and sessions at 2018 ARC Industry Forum

Building upon the very successful cybersecurity program at the 2017 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando this past February, which included a full day of end-user workshops, additional cybersecurity-related topical sessions, and 16 industrial cybersecurity suppliers demonstrating their respective solutions in the Forum Innovations Showcase. ARC and SANS plan to collaborate to provide enhanced cybersecurity content at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum.

ARC Advisory Group

Technology Market Research for Industry & Cities: ARC Advisory Group 

SANS Institute

Cyber Security Training, Degrees & Resources | SANS Institute 

– Edited from an ARC Advisory Group press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering cybersecurity stories.