Cyber Security for Purchasing Professionals

Cyber Risk Management for Purchasing and supply
A new initiative to help build cyber security has been launched that focuses on the important role played by procurement and purchasing teams.
While schemes such as Cyber Essentials provides help with technical issues, the new government backed scheme provides free of charge training for procurement professionals.  The on-line course helps build understanding of the most common risks faced and how they can be addressed.
Developed by government and industry experts the training delivers advice on how firms can protect company data and provides examples of how they can manage information breaches. 
At the launch of the new scheme Giles Smith, Deputy Director of Cyber Security & Resilience at the Department of Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS), said “The UK is doing a great job in harnessing digital technologies to help businesses grow and thrive, so government wants to help industry keep its online activities secure. This new training course will help those working in purchasing and supply chain management understand the cyber threat and how to protect themselves and their information.
We know firms benefit when they train their staff and take the cyber security threat seriously, so I encourage all businesses to take up the training, advice and support on offer from government.”
The training scheme was launched the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)and adds to the library of Resources produced to help business through the National Cyber Security Programme.