BCS Raises Awareness of Cyber Security Blunders

PARN Global News Article - 28 November 2014

BCS Raises Awareness of Cyber Security Blunders

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is calling on businesses to ensure their employees are up to speed on their cyber security.

This directed effort from the Institute follows new research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which shows that 31% of the worst security breaches from businesses in the year were caused by mistakes made by staff. Worth noting is that a further 20% of breaches were caused by deliberate misuse of systems.

The Institute is partnering with Templar Executives, specialists in cyber security, to provide businesses with leading edge cyber security training products and services to strengthen their cyber safety. The first of these offerings will be Cyber Security Awareness e-learning.

Not just a problem for the IT department

Jon Buttriss, CEO of BCS Learning & Development Ltd, explained: “Business leaders cannot disregard cyber security issues or pretend that they don’t apply to them. In every organisation, whatever your size, everyone has a role to play in cyber security - it’s not just an issue for the IT department. Any cyber security breach has the potential to have enormous consequences for customer trust, particularly when that breach comes from inside the company.”

E-learning key to avoiding security mishaps

The BCS and Templar Executives’ Cyber Security awareness e-learning deals with key topics such as: cyber security threats; the Data Protection Act 1998; best practice in social media; top ten golden rules in cyber security and an assessment to check understanding.

Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO Templar Executives, added: “In today’s rapidly evolving world, it is critical that organisations adopt a holistic cyber security approach that encompasses people, processes, policies and ICT in order to embed a positive cyber security culture and successfully maximise their business outcomes. Training and education is key.”

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Visit the BCS website for more details.