CIPS and two UK government departments joined forces on an online cyber security course for procurement.
Developed together with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the freely available training will help UK businesses and suppliers protect themselves from online threats.
According to the government’s 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey, 90 per cent of large organisations and 74 per cent of small businesses reported an information security breach in the past year. Half of these were caused by human error.
“This is one of the biggest issues of our time and as procurement professionals we need the right tools and support to meet these challenges head on,” said Andrew Coulcher, director of customer solutions, CIPS.
“This training is highly targeted and has been developed to ensure all aspects are covered togive professionals the best chance to tackle a potentially highly-disruptive event.”
Staff and businesses can access the online training at www.cips.org/cybersecurity.