(ISC)2-Net Security Training agreement enhances access to professional recognition with CISSP and CCSP

(ISC)², the international non-profit membership association with more than 130,000 certified cyber security professionals worldwide, and Net Security Training (a well-established cyber security training specialist working with FTSE 250 companies and the UK Government) have announced an agreement to make the latter an (ISC)² ‘Official Training Provider’. The agreement enhances availability in the UK for training that prepares candidates for (ISC)²’s globally-recognised cyber security certifications, including the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). Open to individuals and companies of all sizes, classes begin in May.

Richard Nwanze, CEO at Net Security Training, explained: “We plan to develop this engagement to help British organisations resolve the comprehensive cyber security skills gap that they’re facing. We’re fielding a backlog of demand from students looking for security-focused training that’s both comprehensive and covers the high-level requirements needed. This partnership with (ISC)² is a first-rate choice that reflects our commitment to work with product leaders in the information security space.”

Faisal Malik, business and market development manager for the EMEA at (ISC)², added: “We’re pleased to join forces with Net Security Training and help more people discover the breadth of opportunities and rich careers to be had in cyber security as we provide access to the training that helps them gain the professional recognition that comes with our internationally-recognised certifications.”

Results of the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study, conducted by the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education and sponsored by (ISC)², forecast 350,000 more jobs than skilled European cyber security professionals in the field by 2022, while 66% of organisations in the UK have outlined that they already have too few cyber security experts on their team.

The (ISC)2 certification courses join a comprehensive portfolio offered by Net Security Training. The business is a CREST-accredited course provider and runs three Education and Skills Funding Agency-approved apprenticeship programmes. The (ISC)2 certifications confirm broad, comprehensive professional knowledge in the critical areas needed to develop and protect systems and data in current business and working environments. The five-day training course supports candidates’ pursuit of certification and is based on (ISC)2 education materials.

Candidates who go on to pass an (ISC)2 examination and endorsement gain membership to the (ISC)2, access to continuing professional educational resources and the ongoing support of a global practising community.

*Learn more and register for upcoming courses at http://www.net-security-training.co.uk/course-schedule/

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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