aeSolutions and SANS Institute Partner to Create Industry-Leading ICS Cybersecurity Training Course

One-Day Course to be Offered at SANS Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit 2019 in Houston, Texas

Contact: Becky Kramer, Marketing Specialist 250 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 200 Greenville, SC 29615 864-404-3074

Greenville, South Carolina, USA – August 20, 2019  – aeSolutions, a leader in industrial control system (ICS) and operational technology (OT) cybersecurity services, announced that it has partnered with SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, to offer ICS cybersecurity training specifically designed to meet the needs of managers working for industrial companies. The one-day training course, ICS Cybersecurity for Managers, developed by aeSolutions, will be hosted by SANS during the SANS Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit & Training event on Sept. 17 in Houston, Texas. Course instructors will be OT cybersecurity industry veterans and course co-creators, John Cusimano, vice president of industrial cybersecurity, aeSolutions, and Paul Rostick, CISO and industrial cybersecurity advisor, aeSolutions.

The ICS Cybersecurity for Managers course was developed specifically for managers and supervisors in the industry, particularly those who need to have a solid grasp of OT cybersecurity principles, regulations, standards and best practices but don’t have the time or the necessity to take in-depth technical courses.

“This course is a Reader’s Digest version of what we have learned over the last decade regarding the effective management and implementation of an ICS/OT cybersecurity program,” Cusimano said. “Throughout the course, Paul and I share practical advice, best practices and interesting anecdotes about our experiences working for and with both large and small companies across a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical and other heavy industries.”

Course attendees will leave the class with a set of techniques, tools and templates to more confidently lead and/or participate in their company’s ICS/OT cybersecurity programs.

About aeSolutions

In business since 1998, aeSolutions is a consulting, engineering and systems integration company that provides industrial process safety, cybersecurity and automation products and services. The company specializes in helping industrial clients achieve their risk management and operational excellence goals through expertise in process safety, industrial cybersecurity, safety instrumented systems, control system design and integration, alarm management and related operations and integrity management systems. For more information, visit

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned, SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events, as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner’s qualifications via over 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master’s degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet’s early warning system—the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (


Media Contacts: For more information, contact Becky Kramer of aeSolutions at and (864) 404-3074, or Zachary Lancia of AH&M Marketing Communications at and (413) 448-2260, x460.


PHOTOS:  John Cusimano, Vice President of Industrial Cybersecurity, aeSolutions (left) and Paul Rostick, CISO and Industrial Cybersecurity Advisor, aeSolutions (right)