Industry Workforce Solutions prepares minority businesses to enter large supply chains by addressing their cyber readiness and connecting them to buyers.
Alumni tout benefits and field questions from MBEs anxious to start their journey to cyber resiliency. The program kicked off in February with another successful Cyber Summit, an impressive lineup of experts who laid out the state of cybersecurity in today’s supply chain.
Thanks to an impressive list of experts who served as instructors for CyberReadyMBE®, minority business enterprises are well on their way to achieving cybersecurity training certification and the tools necessary to compete for corporate and government contracts.
A partnership between Industry Workforce Solutions and the NMSDC has minority business enterprises (MBEs) on their way to cyber compliance suitable for government contracts. The National Cyber Summit 2022 kicked off a five-week program in September. More opportunities to come for the council’s 15,000+ certified MBEs.
NEW YORK – The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) will extend critical cybersecurity training to its 15,000+ certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) across 23 regions.
Small and minority-owned businesses need opportunities in larger sectors, and the U.S. supply chain needs them there. But too often, they are held back by a lack of cyber readiness. In addition to helping to build cybercrime defenses, IWS’s program facilitates business partnerships.
Not only do businesses need protection from hackers, they need a system considered safe enough for dealings with the federal government. Tech firm VILLA-TECH, Inc. was among the first to get CyberReadyMBE® training when it was piloted in 2021. Now, they are looking to land the most prestigious contract of their career.
The NMSDC announced it will extend critical cybersecurity training to its 15,000+ minority business enterprises across 23 regions. CyberReadyMBE® is a five-week program developed by Industry Workforce Solutions to provide pathways for companies to increase their cyber capabilities and resiliency, allowing them to become integrated into corporate and public-sector supply chains.
The NMSDC begins its rollout of the CyberReadyMBE® program at its Chicago council to combat cyberattacks. NMSDC and its partners are preparing for cyber growth and supply chain resiliency with the launch. Together, key strategic partners will propel MBEs to stand ready to increase cybersecurity resiliency and capabilities for corporations and federal agencies.
Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, president and founder of Industry Workforce Solutions, said the supply chain is the No. 1 source of cyber risk for most corporations, citing data that as many as 70% of cyberattacks come through a third party. Read the full article at MHI Solutions
Source: Harvard Business Review A whole suite of new cybersecurity regulations and enforcement are in the offing, both at the state and federal level in the U.S. and around the world. Companies don’t need to just sit by and wait for the rules to be written and then implemented, however. Read full article at Harvard Business […]
As part of the Biden Administration’s effort to safeguard U.S. critical infrastructure from persistent and sophisticated threats, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched an initiative to enhance the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems (ICS) and secure the energy sector supply chain.
The Biden administration is set to unveil a national strategy that for the first time calls for comprehensive cybersecurity regulation of the nation’s critical infrastructure, explicitly recognizing that years of a voluntary approach have failed to secure the nation against cyberattacks, according to senior administration officials.