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BSI tackles security skills deficit with (ISC)² partnership deal

BSI and (ISC)² have partnered to tackle the cybersecurity skills deficit.

BSI has signed up to the (ISC)² official training partner programme to deliver cybersecurity education across the UK, US, Italy and Ireland. BSI’s Consulting Services arm will start with courses aligned with the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) qualifications.

“The Consulting Services team at BSI works with organisations to help them ensure cybersecurity best practice and improved resilience using tools including education and professional development,” said Mark Brown, global managing director cybersecurity and information resilience, BSI.

“This partnership with (ISC)2 will enable BSI to enhance the range and reach of its cybersecurity training services, helping organisations and their cybersecurity teams to enhance and develop their skills at a time of fundamental change and growing worldwide demand for cybersecurity expertise,” he added.

(ISC)² is a non-profit association of certified cybersecurity professionals, which aims to increase the global cybersecurity workforce. The shortfall of cybersecurity skills is widely considered to one of the key driving factors behind the shift to the MSP model. A recent CompTIA HR report highlighted the need for more cybersecurity professionals. 

“Demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals continues to rise as organisations evolve and become more agile, distributed and data-centric,” said Henry Tolley, head of channel partner sales, EMEA, (ISC)2.

“Our partnership with BSI is a significant opportunity to deliver effective cybersecurity education and development into new organisations. BSI’s expertise in mapping best practices to ongoing professional excellence makes it an ideal partner in our mission to inspire a safe and secure cyber world,” he added.