ARC and SANS to Collaborate on Cybersecurity Workforce Education to Safeguard Industry

By Mark Luciw

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ARC Advisory Group, the leading global market research and technology consulting firm for industry and infrastructure, and the SANS Institute, the global leader in cybersecurity training and certification, announced that they will 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. ARC and SANS will help address the pressing need to develop and propagate new cybersecurity solutions for the emerging smart cities, smart transportation, and Industrial IoT 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, Florida 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. “SANS is excited to partner with ARC to continue to serve industry and infrastructure – empowering engineers, technicians, management, and other employees to better protect a company's operations and its brand.”

“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,” commented Sid Snitkin, Vice President at ARC Advisory Group. “We look forward to working closely with SANS to help organizations overcome these and related challenges.”

Cybersecurity Workshops and Sessions at 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 dedicated 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. Planned activities include:

  • Cybersecurity Workshops

  • Cybersecurity Sessions

  • Cybersecurity Panel Discussions


Please visit our Industry Events section for more information on the 2018 ARC Industry Forum. For information on opportunities for sponsorship participation, please contact Mark Luciw at For more information on the SANS Institute, please visit .

Keywords: Cybersecurity, Industrial IoT, ICS Security Summit, ARC Industry Forum, ARC Advisory Group.


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