New York, July 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) announced this week it will extend critical cybersecurity training to its 15,000+ minority business enterprises (MBEs) across 23 regions beginning this summer.
CyberReadyMBE™ is a five-week program developed by Industry Workforce Solutions (IWS) 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 move is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen the nation's supply chain and give businesses the infrastructure they need to compete effectively in the global marketplace.
"We are proud to offer this innovative program to our certified-MBEs, to not only meet basic cybersecurity standards to protect themselves and their partners but more so to give them a competitive edge when they bid on contracts," said Ying McGuire, CEO and president of NMSDC. "Being certified has first-mover advantages, and we hope programs like this will show other MBEs the value of NMSDC certification."
The launch comes on the heels of a successful pilot program implemented with the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council last summer. Now, the partners are ready to launch the program on a national scale. The first session, which starts Sept. 13, begins registering certified MBEs on July 18. Four subsequent sessions will be offered over the next year to ensure all the ...
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