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New Information Security standards published through the Tech Partnership

18.04.2016

New Information Security standards published through the Tech Partnership

18.04.2016

A new set of National Occupational standards for Information Security was published this week by the Tech Partnership, defining in detail the capabilities required for trainees and professionals to work in the field.

The standards, built through consultation with employers from across the UK, also provide the building blocks for qualifications and training in Information security roles, helping to shape and benchmark relevant courses.

The information security skills shortage is among the most serious facing the tech sector. Recent Tech Partnership research showed that 95% of organisations identified gaps in their workforce’s cyber and information security skills, and with security breaches very much in the news, the situation remains serious.

The standards will be used by the Tech Partnership in the development of under-graduate programmes, such as degree apprenticeships, and for the new cyber security applied degree. They are also used for the development of programmes by and for employers. In addition, IISP and ISC2, which played a significant role in helping develop the standards, will be using them to develop a range of cyber security programmes for schools.

Tony Venus, Head of Standards at the Tech Partnership said: "These standards can help employers build highly qualified and globally competitive Information security skills base.This is the best defence against the risks that many small and large businesses face every day.”

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