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Is Cyber Security training important? APMG International believes so



APMG International believes in Cyber Security certification and training as key mechanisms in the battle to secure our nation’s ongoing security. We have been certifying professionals across the IT spectrum through an extensive range of IT Service Management, IT Governance and IT Asset Management qualifications.

Most recently APMG has been working in collaboration with CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ and the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance in the UK. Through this collaborative relationship we have helped to extend the CESG Certified Professional (CCP) certification scheme from the public to the private sector. CCP enables cyber security professionals to prove their abilities and gain the industry recognition they deserve.

Then early this year we announced we will be taking another step towards helping training providers demonstrate training excellence as we deliver the CESG Certified Training Scheme (CCT) in Summer/Autumn 2014. By using our rigorous accreditation, APMG will be able to assess cyber security qualifications delivered by training organizations to ascertain whether they meet the high standards expected by CESG.

To further enhance our cyber security portfolio, APMG is working with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and its technology transfer company Ploughshare Innovations Ltd to deliver their new Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool.

The Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool (CDCAT®) is a way for businesses to assess their own cyber defense preparedness, understand where any gaps in defense capability may exist and what mitigation’s can be applied. For organizations of all sizes this could make the complex world of cyber security more accessible and easier to understand.

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  1. Andy says

    This is an increasingly important area. The future of e-commerce in the UK relies very heavily on cyber security and the steps taken by CESG in partnership with APMG should help to ensure the right people are available having had good quality training and been properly assessed for competence.