The Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) is looking for training companies to teach infosecurity skills based on materials validated by the European Union.
The organisation, which represents senior IT managers in local authorities, developed the training materials under iScan, which aims to address the current and anticipated IT Security skills shortage in Europe.
The target audience of the certification scheme is professionals at all levels in the IT sector in public and private organisations across the EU.
Mark Brett, who is leading the project at Socitm said iScan will help reduce the risks to IT security. “Electronic networks and information systems are an essential part of citizens’ daily lives and are fundamental to the success of the EU economy. Convergence and interconnectivity is part of this and notwithstanding the benefits, there is a constant threat of intentional attacks against information systems. These can take a wide variety of forms including illegal access, spread of malicious code and denial of service attacks.”
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