Cybersecurity training is underway

Our second cohort of future Cybersecurity trained professionals have started their training this week.

The British Computer Society (BCS) Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) is a week-long course, which includes an exam on Friday. This certification is globally recognised and will provide essential knowledge and skills to manage information security within our institution. In addition to the certification, the course gives delegates a year's free membership of the BCS. This course also allows them to apply to be a part of Oxford's Cyber Taskforce (information coming soon). 

 The BCS CISMP Training course covers: 

  • Information Security Management Concepts 
  • Risk Management 
  • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks 
  • Security Incident Management 
  • Business Continuity Planning 
  • Organisational Security Culture 
  • Security Standards and Procedures 

Like our first training in April, this course was greatly oversubscribed, showing how many professionals within the University want to strengthen their cybersecurity competencies and believe being trained in the newest strategies and architecture, will safeguard the University and our data.

We took on feedback from the last cohort (in April) and decided to make this term’s training remote as well as giving the option to train together in the Evenlode Room in IT Services.   

cybersecurity training session remote

Our second cohort of candidates completing their cybersecurity training.

We already have interest for the next course, which will be taking place in HT 2024, and will follow the same format. We would like to encourage participation from those within Finance, HR, Student Systems, and Research as well as IT Professionals.  

Remember, cybersecurity affects us all.  

If you would like sign-up, please in fill in this form or contact the Competency Centre by email