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DTG Deliver Cyber Security Training for Manufacturing Skills Academy

DTG Deliver Cyber Security Training for Manufacturing Skills Academy

‘Delighted to be part of government’s pandemic response’

DTG’s growing reputation for providing industry leading training continued recently with the delivery of a Cyber Security course as part of the Scottish Government’s National Transition Training Fund (NTTF), a programme of opportunities providing in-demand skills for the worlds of digital and advanced manufacturing, helping transform the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Delivered through the Manufacturing Skills Academy arm of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), the session was a practical exploration of industrial cyber security, examining threats that arise with Industry 4.0 and sharing methods of preventing and dealing with attacks in the manufacturing sphere.

As the future of manufacturing, NMIS is a place where industry, academia and the public sector work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, make companies more competitive and boost the skills of current and future workforces.

DTG’s Digital Consultant, Ross Armour, explained, “As a digital transformation company, our skills, experience and knowledge very much compliment the aims and ambitions of NMIS. When asked to deliver Cyber Security training as part of the governments response to the rise in unemployment caused by the impact of Covid-19, we were delighted to be in a position to assist.”

Open to those aged 25 or over, unemployed or facing redundancy and looking to upskill or reskill, the course provided an insight to cyber security threats and vectors of attack as well as descibing  the scale and scope of the problem that cyber security presents when embracing the use of data within manufacturing.

By the end of the course, attendees understood the key differences between IT and OT Cyber Security, the risks and threats to manufacturing and supply systems, how to develop a layered cyber security strategy and their own responsibilities for minimising cyber risks.

Attendee feedback comments included, ‘Very informative, presented well’ and ‘Easy to understand, delivered in simple terms’ and ‘Everyday examples made the point comprehensivly’.

Stewart McKinlay, Skills Director, NMIS said, “The delivery of our NTTF programme has been an exciting time for us here at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland. Having the opportunity to work with reputable training providers who can demonstrate real industry experience, has enabled us to take the learning to another level.”

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