URM is delighted to announce that its 5 day BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) Training Course has been one of the first courses in the UK  to be accredited as
part of CESG’s Certified Training (CCT) Scheme.  The CCT scheme forms part of the wider UK Cyber Security Strategy to raise the skill level of cyber security professionals in the UK (both in the public
and private sectors) and complements the CESG Certified Professional (CCP) Scheme.  

Both the CCT and CCP share the Institute of Information Security Professionals (CIISec) Information Security Skills Framework as a common standard.  CIISec’s Skills Framework describes the range of competencies expected of information security and information assurance professionals in the effective performance of their roles.  With each accredited CCT course, there is a mapping against the competencies of the CIISec’s Skills Framework (see here).

The independent Certification Body (CB) appointed by CESG to assess courses was APM Group.  As well as assessing course content against the skills framework, APM Group is also responsible for assessing those trainers who will be delivering the course and also assessing the training management system surrounding the course.