QA, the leader in IT and business skills training, is pleased to announce its partnership with Siker (part of the HS and TC Group), the leading Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security training company.

The combination of Siker and QA will provide market leading 'Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security' courses, enhancing QA's already comprehensive cyber security training portfolio, helping UK companies and the public sector to prevent cyber-attacks.

QA will be the exclusive UK training partner of Siker, whose 'Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security' training courses are highly regarded in the oil and gas industry and accredited under the GCHQ certified training scheme.

Richard Beck, Director of Cyber at QA, said:

"We are very excited to have Siker as a trusted business partner. We are delighted to be combining QA's cyber training expertise with an industry specialist. Siker bring years of experience from the Energy sector and Industrial Control System platforms our partnership will allow us to develop an even greater range of cyber training for our customers."

Building on the success of QA's own comprehensive cyber security training portfolio, the partnership with Siker will provide QA's 6,000 plus customers with direct access to a wider team that has an exceptional record in the provision of high quality market leading ICS cyber training.

Tim Harwood, CEO of Siker, adds:

"Here at Siker (part of the HS and TC Group), it is our mission to help you understand what your level of exposure to behavioural risk is and what learning measures (awareness, training or education) you can put into place to help mitigate this risk. We are delighted to form this partnership with such a widely respected organisation as QA and to be able to help our clients build skills and competencies across the broad areas that they require."


About QA

QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders and has a client base covering 80% of the FTSE 250.

QA offers the only end-to-end cyber curriculum in the UK, including full courses across Cyber Certifications, Cyber Assurance and Cyber Defence.

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About Siker

Siker was originally established in 2013 as HS and TC, with the main objective of providing high-quality and globally recognised professional services and will leverage known existing and cutting edge research and other industry expertise to include a more comprehensive awareness/training suite to be usable by all industries. Additionally, the design and provision of skills and competency frameworks are a key cornerstone of its offering.