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Cyber security management skills more important than ever

24/02/2014

IT Governance, the fast-growing cyber security services provider, is advising organisation that they need staff with the right set of technical and management skills if they are to win the war on cyber crime.
 
While the need for technical security expertise remains strong, company bosses need to employ people with a broader range of skills and experience.
 
Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance, has been quoted by Information Age, saying, “As an industry, we’ve failed to invest adequately in training for these skills and it will be many years before the supply of decent candidates comes close to meeting demand.”
 
Companies are increasingly investing in improving their information security management as they recognise the need to protect themselves from cyber attacks. Savvy organisations are turning to ISO 27001 as the best practice for developing an information security management system.”
 
Calder continues, “Implementing a security framework based on ISO 27001 guidance is a typical example of a situation where a broader range of skills are needed. These include business knowledge, project management skills and of course an understanding of information security. We have seen more companies encouraging staff to undertake our ISO 27001 training or acquire more senior qualifications, for example CISSP, CISA and CISM, but many more should be following.”
 
In order to assist companies in developing the skills of their senior managers and IT staff, IT Governance has developed a complete Cyber Security Training Programme.
 
Alan Calder adds, “To meet the demands of this new breed of cyber security professionals, we have updated many of our existing training courses with new content and ensured that all provide a practical and integrated approach to the delivery of cyber security objectives.”
 
Featuring courses at Foundation and Advanced Level, this programme is designed to deliver the knowledge required to plan and implement the effective management of cyber security in any organisation. It also ensures that delegates enhance their careers with the award of independent industry - standard qualifications from IBITGQ and APMG.
 
The ISO27001 Lead Implementer Course is the most popular course amongst organisations using ISO 27001 guidance to implement an effective information security management system (ISMS).
 
Senior managers and roles like CIOs, CISOs and IT Directors will benefit from attending the Managing Cyber Security Risk Course.
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