Cyber Skills Bootcamp launches to develop the skills needed to protect South-West businesses

As the tech world develops at pace, companies in Devon and Cornwall are in desperate need of increasing levels of cybersecurity as it remains one of the biggest threats to UK businesses. Demand for cyber talent in the region has always been an issue but the launch of BIT Training’s Skills for Life Information Security Bootcamp is set to change that with their latest Cyber Skills Bootcamp.

About the Cyber Skills Bootcamp

This latest 10 week, online course starts on 19th June and will be offering 24 candidates the chance to develop and progress the skills required for organisations to become less vulnerable and more cyber aware. The course is open to anyone aged 19+ who are resident in either Devon or Cornwall and are a smart way for employees to upskill the talents they already employ. This in turn saves money and increases cyber security at the same time.

Train your employees

To help businesses in the Devon and Cornwall region, BIT Training have created an information security bootcamp that is funded by DfE incorporating the British Computer Society (BCS) Certificate in Information Security Principles. This certificate provides participants with the foundation knowledge they need as part of their day-to-day information security responsibilities.

What will you learn?

The bootcamp course covers a wide range of topics, including information risk, disaster recovery and business continuity management. It delivers an understanding of the relevant current national and international standards, the frameworks involved and the organisations that facilitate the management of information security.

Commenting on the availability of the soon to be qualified candidates, James Pickard of BIT Training, said:

“Cybersecurity is a top priority for businesses of all sizes, especially in the South-West where we have a skills gap. Data is a valuable asset and it’s important to take steps to protect it from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. Our Information Security Bootcamp initiative helps develop individuals that are employed, underemployed or unemployed. It prepares them for a career in cyber in the South-West region and it will help plug that skills gap.”

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