New online course: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Practitioners

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WESTFORD, Mass. (August 27, 2018) – Johnson Controls has introduced Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Practitioners, an online cybersecurity course exclusively for Johnson Controls integrators.

Stemming from the acknowledgement that cybersecurity proficiency is increasingly becoming an integrator selection factor with many customers, this online course is designed to enhance an integrator’s knowledge of cybersecurity, so they may better support Johnson Controls security products throughout their lifecycle.

Wayne Smith of Tech Systems, an industry veteran and longtime Johnson Controls integrator, agrees with the need for training. “Our customers are facing unprecedented threats against their data and systems, and it is no longer optional to be educated on how cybersecurity affects physical security,” said Smith. “Protecting the entire customer enterprise is the expectation today and courses like this are incredibly valuable.”

The extensive online course addresses core cybersecurity concepts and “how-to” topics, as well as important questions integrators should be asking customers to help reveal their cyber vulnerabilities and requirements.

“Cybersecurity has transformed from a cost that customers resist to a business enabler,” said Kristy Dunchak, Senior Director of Converged Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Our integrators should be well-positioned to leverage these new business opportunities, and we’re committed to helping them differentiate themselves by combining their expertise with our security products with stronger cybersecurity knowledge.”

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Practitioners online course is  well-suited for all roles within Johnson Controls integrator firms, including business owners, sales leaders, solution architects, installers or support personnel. The course is optimal for anyone seeking to improve their aptitude on cybersecurity fundamentals for securing operational technologies, such as access control, video and intrusion systems, from cyber-attack.

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Ryan Nolan
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Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
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