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Gov launch free cyber security training to boost procurement security

Cyber Security Training
  •  New online cyber security training course to help the procurement profession stay safe online.
  • Freely available online.
  • Recent Report shows “74% of small businesses and 90% of large organisations reported an information security breach in the past year”

Original Author: Assent Tech Risk based on GOV.UK announcement.
Original Links: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-cyber-security-training-to-boost-procurement-security

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The UK government has collaborated with industry to produce a freely available online cyber security training course to help organisations protect from threats in the supply chain and potential breaches that could cost millions of pounds.

The training is aimed at procurement professionals including those responsible for sourcing new suppliers or services, and is hosted by CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Securing Your Supply Chain

Over 7 sections the course covers a range of cyber security issues related to procurement and the supply chain, and usefully, discusses scenarios:

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Your Responsibilities
  • Securing Your Supply Chain
  • Managing Cyber Risk
  • Scenarios
  • Conclusion

Two CPD Hours

Protecting digital data, addressing security in supplier relationships, meeting legal requirements and handling information security in the workplace are some of the subjects featured within the headings above and the online course has a 2 CPD hours attached which comes as an added benefit to those who may feel time pressured.

 

2015 Information Security Breaches Survey

The government’s recently published 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey shows 74% of small businesses and 90% of large organisations reported an information security breach in the past year. 50% of the worst breaches were caused by inadvertent human error.
This tool comes as part of the government’s over all commitment to secure online business and protect from cyber threats.

Access the Online Cyber Security Training: http://www.cips.org/cybersecurity