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SANS Institute, the cybersecurity training and certification body, has appointed a dedicated ICS (Industrial Control Systems) and SCADA Director for the EMEA region. Ben Kaintoch brings ICS security experience to SANS having worked with many of the world’s largest organisations while at QinetiQ, Lockheed Martin and most recently L3 TRL Technology.

In 2012, SANS set up standardised training and GIAC certification to assist those tasked with protecting critical national infrastructure. The initiative equips IT security and control system engineers with the security awareness, work-specific knowledge, and hands-on technical skills needed to secure automation and control system technology.

SANS EMEA MD, Andrew Smith says: “ SANS’ ICS security training program is now seen as the benchmark for governments and organisations as they implement plans to secure critical infrastructure. Ben’s appointment as a dedicated ICS security specialist for the EMEA region adds to our existing team of experts and ensures SANS will continue to lead the way in providing consultation, training and certification within this key area.”



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