Spire Solutions introduces region’s first gamified SCADA cybersecurity training

Distributor teams up with ThreatGEN to boost industrial cybersecurity capabilities in the Middle East

Security awareness and training is the most fundamental component of an organisation’s overall security posture and risk mitigation strategy, says Advani.
Security awareness and training is the most fundamental component of an organisation’s overall security posture and risk mitigation strategy, says Advani.

Spire Solutions has signed a strategic partnership with ThreatGEN, to address customers’ challenges related to industrial cybersecurity capabilities and improve overall resiliency in the region. This new cooperation brings the region’s first ICS cyber security training to the Middle East, that leverages cutting-edge computer gaming and simulation technology. 

The first training will be conducted in Dubai from 8-11 July 2019. As most malware incidents in ICS/OT systems are caused by inappropriate human activity, an understanding of ICS Red Team/Blue Team capabilities is required to prevent security incidents. Training plays a pivotal role to protect against malware infections to industrial control systems.

“The Middle East represents such an important economic region of the world, with energy organizations at the forefront. Protecting those organisations’ industrial control systems is paramount to safety and continued economic growth. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with Spire Solutions and to be a part of the mission to secure industrial control systems and train the workforce,” commented Clint Bodungen, founder/president and CEO at ThreatGEN.

“Security awareness and training is the most fundamental component of an organisation’s overall security posture and risk mitigation strategy. Learning cybersecurity from a hacker’s perspective is critical when it comes to understanding how attackers think. Based on computer gaming technology, our ICS Red Team/Blue Team Training course will provide local organisations’ teams with an opportunity to learn adversarial tactics in conjunction with defensive methods,” said Avinash Advani, CEO at Spire Solutions.

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