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ISA and MBI to Create Industrial Cybersecurity Training in Germany

The International Society of Automation (ISA) recently announced that Maschinenbau Institut GmbH (MBI), a service company of VDMA (mechanical engineering industry association), are joining forces with ISA to offer a unique, German ISA cybersecurity training program. The first activity will be a “Cybersecurity Fundamentals” training for VDMA members, located on the Fraunhofer site in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Forged in response to the changing industrial security landscape and growing cyber threats to automation networks and systems, the collaboration focuses specifically on training of the VDMA members in OT automation security standards. Both organizations will share training expertise based on ISA/IEC 62443, the world’s only consensus-based set of industry cybersecurity standards.

“Cybersecurity needs to be addressed by our members, as recent global ransomware attacks have demonstrated their potential impact,” said Managing Director Catherine John of Maschinenbau-Institut GmbH (MBI), the education academy of VDMA. “Our members need to adequately manage the associated cyber risk stemming from the vulnerabilities of OT technology, coupled with the increased connectivity in our digital era.”

Read the full press release here.

Steven Aliano
Steven Aliano
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