17th February 2016

Specialists in information security, risk management and business continuity; URM is the first training provider to gain GCHQ certification for an ISO 27001 training course. The certification was awarded by APMG International, GCHQ’s independent certification body responsible for ensuring training providers match GCHQ’s high standards.

GCT (GCHQ Certified Training), formerly known as CCT (CESG Certified Training), was established to help professionals and organisations navigate the increasingly saturated cyber training market and quickly identify courses that meet the highest standards of both content and delivery.

The 3 day Certificate in Implementing ISO 27001 Course was developed by URM in response to market demand and is the first course under the GCHQ Certified Training scheme to have an independent exam, developed by APMG, to test learning and provide evidence of competence. The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding and practical interpretation of the key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001 compliant information security management system. ISO 27001 is the International Standard for Information Security and is widely recognised as representing accepted best practice.

Martin Jones, Managing Director at URM, said: “Gaining GCT certification for our ISO 27001 course provides added reassurance to our customers that the training they will receive meets the highest standards, both in terms of content and delivery. As a training provider, we’re not content with offering static guidelines on best-practice; instead our course is geared to instil dynamic, time-enduring and pragmatic approaches to ISO 27001 implementation.”

Richard Pharro, CEO of APMG, said: “GCHQ is widely recognised as the preeminent authority on cyber intelligence and data security, and GCT-certified courses enable this expertise to be introduced to enterprises. Through Ultima Risk Management, people will gain valuable insight into how to implement ISO 27001 in the real world.”

For more information about GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) visit: https://apmg-cyber.com/products/gct-gchq-certified-training

About APMG International

APMG International is a global examination institute specialising in professional certifications. Our portfolio includes the prestigious CESG Certified Professional (CCP) and GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) schemes, CDCAT® - the unique Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool and a host of industry recognised certifications; ISO/IEC 20000, ISO/IEC 27001, COBIT®5, IAITAM®, OBASHI®, RESILIA™ and many more.


About URM

URM Limited is dedicated to providing high quality, cost-effective and tailored consultancy and training in the areas of information security, business continuity and risk management. A particular niche skill of URM is assisting organisations from both public and private sectors prepare for certification to ISO/IEC 27001, the International Standard for Information Security. URM’s training courses are heavily influenced by its practical implementation experiences.


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