CCT provides new benchmark for cyber security training programmes in the UKCyber security specialist Templar Executives has become one of the first organisations to gain accreditation under the newly-launched CESG Certified Training (CCT) scheme.The scheme, officially launched last week by CESG, the Information Assurance arm of GCHQ, and managed by APM Group, has been designed to assure high quality cyber security training courses delivered by training providers. One of the key objectives of the programme is to enhance the professionalism of those working in the cyber security industry.Templar Executives has been awarded accreditation for three of its unique Cyber Academy courses: Board-Level Cyber Security for Senior Information Risk Owners (SIROs), Cyber Security for Information Asset Owners (IAOs) and Cyber Security Awareness.The courses aim to create a holistic understanding of cyber security encompassing people, processes, policy, culture and ICT. Templar Executives provides best practice in order to protect businesses and public organisations from internal and external cyber threats while mitigating risk to reputation, people and financial performance. Delegates will also develop capability in leadership and governance, information risk management as well as knowledge of relevant legislation and best practices in using social media.Led by expert trainers, also accredited under the new CESG scheme, the courses offer a safe and stimulating forum using real life scenarios to underpin learning, and demonstrate how effective cyber security can also enable delivery of an organisation’s business outcomes and competitive advantage.Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Templar Executives, said: “Now, more than ever, it is crucial to have defined confidence in the security of information as it’s such a big part of our everyday lives. A knowledge of cyber security is critical but hand in hand with its heightened importance in recent years has come a need to professionalise and create a system of checks and balances that ensures best practice in cyber security training. According to the Cabinet Office, the overall cost of cyber crime to UK Plc. is estimated to be £27 billion per year so it is a very real and present threat.”Gaining CESG accreditation is a welcome achievement for us, as it confirms that the organisation has demonstrated its competence and ability to perform against a highly acknowledged industry standard,” he added.Templar Executives was established in 2007. The consultancy has a deep understanding that every organisation’s information and, importantly, the human and technical systems that use it, are different. Templar works with a wide range of public and private sector organisations, including global FTSE 100 companies, SMEs, businesses operating in high security environments and those that are yet to fully explore their information risk profile.Templar offers a range of discreet and professional advisory services, which will lead to the high performance of businesses through better information management and cyber security.For more information, please refer to http://www.templarexecs.com/ -ENDS-NOTES TO EDITORSAbout Templar ExecutivesTemplar Executives is a dynamic, highly skilled team of discreet Cyber Security and Information Assurance specialists. Templar executives have been integral in shaping the Government’s Cyber Security and Information Assurance agenda and have a proven track record of successful delivery within Government and FTSE 100 clients.About CCTThe CESG Certified Training (CCT) scheme is designed to assure high quality cyber security training courses delivered by training providers. The scheme is part of the National Cyber Security Programme to develop the UK’s knowledge, skills and capability in all aspects of cyber security. The CCT scheme will help individuals and businesses to identify the most relevant training for their current needs as a part of a comprehensive learning pathway for the cyber security profession as a whole and to have confidence that training certified under the scheme is of a very high calibre.###Press contactsEdward Dodge/Niall MoranSpreckley PartnersT: 020 7388 9988E: dodge@spreckley.co.uk / moran@spreckley.co.uk Source: RealWire

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