GM Security Technologies, a provider of secure cloud computing, big data and integrated security, recently announced a strategic agreement with the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, to launch an innovation and incubation “cluster” for cybersecurity work force education, training and career development, that in the future will serve to meet the needs of all vertical industries, both in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America.
“Our main objective in establishing this alliance is to continue our commitment to Puerto Rico leveraging the organic engineering talent Puerto Rico is globally known for across our educational sector, a critical segment of our higher education programs,” said Héctor Guillermo Martínez, executive vice president, office of strategy and development, GM Security Technologies.
“With our leading engineering curricula, we have developed a key initiative to harvest opportunities for Puerto Ricans by Puerto Ricans servicing a Pan-Latin America audience, with that unique synergy that Puerto Rico offers, U.S. jurisdiction and a Spanish speaking population,” he said.
This agreement seeks to build upon existing successful programs, and catalyze new innovations and experiments to help meet the growing demand for a skilled cybersecurity workforce. This initiative will prepare young Puerto Ricans for the working world and allowing an opportunity to remain within Puerto Rico for career growth in this sector, and also to export these in-demand services to the rest of Latin America, he said.
“This partnership is aligned with our vision of turning the island into an innovation center with global recognition that develops, attracts and retains scientists and technology companies to promote creativity,” said Science Trust CEO Lucy Crespo.