Syndicus NACON and Logical Operations to Launch Cybersecurity Recruiting Center of Excellence
February 2, 2022 Rochester, N.Y.

Syndicus NACON logoSyndicus NACON and Logical Operations have announced a strategic partnership to create a cybersecurity training and placement program called Cybersecurity Recruiting Center of Excellence (CRCE).  The focus is on developing and placing IT professionals with cybersecurity skills necessary to safeguard critical infrastructure for organizations of all types, especially those impacted by new regulations designed to protect sensitive government information.

“Organizations are increasingly looking to hire and retain best-in-class cybersecurity workers, close the cybersecurity skills gap, and ultimately keep people and networks safe,” said Jim Gabalski, Vice President of Logical Operations, adding “Since I have met Lt. John Sciandra, I have been impressed with his vision and passion for creating a program that will train an army of cybersecurity professionals ready to secure our nation’s IT infrastructure.” 

“We developed CRCE, the Syndicus NACON Cybersecurity Recruiting Center of Excellence, to recruit outstanding candidates and match them with best-fit employers,” said Lt. John Sciandra (Retired), Founder and CEO of Syndicus NACON. “When those candidates need training, the Syndicus NACON Cyber Academy (SNCA) provides the upskilling service that prepares them to address the cybersecurity needs of our CRCE clients.  We are proud to partner with Logical Operations and CertNexus to be the content provider for SNCA.” 

NIST 800-171 is an established standard that is becoming increasingly important as the U.S. Federal Government, specifically the Department of Defense, is requiring organizations to certify compliance to win and maintain contracts. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for cybersecurity jobs, such as Information Security Incident Responder, will grow by as much as 31% over the next 10 years, and there are not enough well-qualified experts to satisfy that increased demand.  The Cybersecurity Recruiting Center of Excellence is designed to address that demand with well-trained and job-ready IT Professionals that have the skills to operate within a company that demands NIST 800-171 compliance.

The CRCE is expected to launch in early to mid-2022.

About Logical Operations

Logical Operations develops and publishes the most widely used and respected training courseware available today. Logical Operations’ curriculum offerings include over 5,500 unique titles that span across major categories including User Productivity, Data Science, Networking and Security, Web Development and Mobile Programming, Project Management and Business Analysis, and Workplace Skills. Its content is designed to be flexible for any learning environment (virtual, in-person, or asynchronous) and is delivered through a multitude of delivery platforms to help expand the student learning experience in and beyond the classroom. For more information, connect with Logical Operations at, and on Twitter @logicalops.

About Syndicus NACON

Founded in 2001, Syndicus NACON is a commercial staffing and defense contracting firm specializing in the training and placement of information technology and cybersecurity personnel. With a focus on teaching risk management, compliance frameworks, and cybersecurity controls, Syndicus NACON operates a state-of-the-art Cyber Academy powered by its VirtualOnDemand® LMS and Cyber Range.

As a full-service IT solutions provider, Syndicus NACON has a proven record of finding top-level candidates to fill the challenging positions within the cybersecurity space. “Whether staffing or training personnel, our holistic approach to talent management enables us to solve our clients’ business challenges."