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Masterclock Partners With Midwest Cyber Center, Bolsters Region’s Cyber Leadership

Masterclock, a designer and manufacturer of precise timing systems for a variety of industries, recently announced its plans to partner with the Midwest Cyber Center to better position itself for future success in understanding and adopting best practices in cybersecurity.

“This partnership helps us take a fresh look at our approach and develop additional expertise and capabilities,” said Masterclock CEO John Clark.

“We supply timing equipment to organizations around the globe and have seen quite a variety of levels of implementations of best practices in security. We feel we can deepen our relationship with our existing clients by ensuring our guidance drives better adoption of secure practices in their installations while also getting more granular feedback to drive better design and implementation in our own future products.”

Through the partnership, Masterclock will bring on an apprentice from the Midwest Cyber Center. The apprentice program is designed to provide a mix of educational training and real-world experience on-site to ensure participants attain understanding of both theory and practical application of cyber security best practices.

“The Midwest Cyber Center was created to meet a dramatically growing need for cyber-security talent in the St. Louis metro area,” explained Midwest Cyber Center Executive Director Tony Bryan. “Masterclock is a great example of a company that recognizes the importance of hiring up and coming talent through registered apprenticeship programs. Their candidate is incredible and we are looking forward to following her journey over the next 18 months.”

Missouri’s St. Louis region has a growing cybersecurity sector, with solid foundations due to the presence of the National Geospatial–Intelligence Agency and their thousands of employees in the region. Additionally, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens recently announced a partnership between the state of Missouri and HackerUSA, a cybersecurity education firm operated by HackerU, a leader in the field of cybersecurity, headquartered in Israel.

“Cybersecurity can be a great strength for our state, and we can create more good jobs for Missourians,” said Governor Greitens. “I’m excited about this partnership, and look forward to training the next generation of cyber leaders in our state through this partnership.”

For more information on Missouri’s growing cybersecurity industry, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.

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