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AGH and PGI Announce Cyber Academy Partnership

Students and Instructor during a PGI Cyber Academy session [image via PGI]
AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and British company PGI have announce the next stage of a cyber academy partnership.


Media Relese, Krakow, 4 September 2020: Earlier this week, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and British cyber security company, PGI (Protection Group International Ltd) announced that PGI’s UK Government certified role-based cyber security training will now available to Polish clients, including MSPO attendees, at AGH’s state-of-the-art laboratories and technical training facilities.

This initiative enables Polish clients to access PGI’s training delivered by PGI’s own highly-experienced trainers in AGH’s facilities, preparing individuals for core cyber security roles at entry, practitioner and specialist levels:

  • Information security standards, including ISO27001 and GDPR;
  • Digital forensics and cyber security incident response;
  • Cyber threat intelligence and OSINT;
  • Security Operations Centre analysis;
  • Industrial control systems security; and
  • Penetration testing.

In addition, this partnership provides the foundation for PGI and AGH to work together on research to further enhance both future training and the cyber security industry as a whole. The agreement is a positive step for the partnership and facilitates the growth of cyber skills in Poland.

PGI’s Chief Corporate Development Officer, Sebastian Madden believes this is just one step towards narrowing the cyber security skills gap in Europe. “The evolving cyber threat and demands of advanced economies require large numbers of skilled security professionals. PGI’s Cyber Academy programmes and UK Government certified training create and develop cyber security professionals in every cyber career path through reskilling, role-based training and continuing professional development,” Mr Madden said.

PGI Chief CDO Sebastian Madden in discussion with Malaysian Ambassador to Poland, Chitra Devi Ramiah, at MSPO 2020 [© Bob Morrison]

“In the last 7 years, PGI has worked with more than 40 countries to deliver national cyber security capacity building programmes, and to train and reskill government, defence, police, critical infrastructure, financial sector and corporate staff. PGI is delighted to have been one of AGH’s partners for the last three years and to have worked with them to ensure these programmes are available to Polish institutions that need them,” he said.

“AGH is fully committed to increasing cybersecurity by educating professionals and providing services that help to tackle cyber threats. Cooperation with PGI’s Cyber Academy, next to launching Cybersecurity Center and full-time studies in the field of cybersecurity, is another step that we are taking to become a leading organization that strengthens the security of cyberspace,” said Professor Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki – Director of the AGH Cybersecurity Center.

PGI and AGH have worked together since October 2017 when their first agreement—to work together to deliver cyber security training and develop a cyber academy to build professional skills in cyber security—was concluded. Since then, the partners have worked together to translate a selection of PGI’s training courses into Polish and to train and certify Polish trainers to deliver them.

PGI’s courses are also available through its own Academy in the UK, and in Jordan and Malaysia through its partnerships with the Jordanian Government’s KADDB Cyber-Security Academy and Malaysia’s Asia-Pacific University.

PGI is currently exhibiting as part of the UK Government’s Lead Nation delegation to the MSPO Exhibition in Kielce.

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