15 local councils of Essex County attend CM-Alliance’s NCSC-Certified CIPR Training

Date: 9 March 2021

Recently, 15 local councils of Essex County underwent the NCSC-certified training to bolster their overall security posture by raising staff awareness and refreshing their knowledge about potential threats and attacks.

Cyber Management Alliance’s highly-popular course - Cyber Incident Planning & Response (CIPR) - was the first to be certified by the recently-rebranded NCSC’s certified training scheme, provided by APMG International. Past attendees of the course include those who come from organisations including Microsoft, Adobe, NHS, numerous Government departments and Police forces, Unilever, IBM, CISCO, Ernst and Young, UBS, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and many more.   

The course has been one of the most sought-after offerings of CM-Alliance. Recently, 15 local councils of Essex County underwent the NCSC-certified training to bolster their overall security posture by raising staff awareness and refreshing their knowledge about potential threats and attacks. 

Apart from enabling organisations to improve their incident response strategies and plans, baselining cyber response across the business, improving organisational structure in terms of Incident Response teams and achieving tangible reductions in response times, the CIPR course also offers participants numerous takeaways and bonus content. These resources including checklists, templates, cyber response plans and workflows can be put to use in their day-to-day operations immediately.  

Simon Ford - Incident, Problem and Change Manager - Southend summed up his experience and appreciation of these take-aways: "I have just completed the CIPR training course from Cyber Management Alliance with Amar Singh. It was a superb course and was very engaging. Amar knows his subject very well and is very, very good at putting it across. We got loads of information about things that we all felt we knew but maybe we didn't. We got loads of information as handouts which was very good". 

One of the highlights for the course attendees was the format and content of the course which has been made interactive for the specific purpose of engagement. Some participants also found value in the way the course has been paced, peppered with discussions on real-world scenarios and attacks.  

Ami Goulter - ICT Business Support & Relationship Manager - Rochford District Council, elaborated on these aspects in her feedback about the course: "It was brilliant... very informative. It highlighted how close we are to potential attacks, and the tools and the methods that we can actually use within an organisation to help protect us against those attacks. The course was paced very well and was very informative and very engaging. I liked the interaction with the different peer groups and overall it was very well delivered. There were some very good, informative take-aways." 

The participants of the CIPR training course also appreciated Cyber Management Alliance Co-Founder and CEO and the course trainer, Amar Singh’s delivery of the course as well as the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to the training which makes it truly relevant.  

"This course was very helpful. It reminded us about what we need to look out for and make sure that we have maintained our systems. Amar is very knowledgeable and he managed the training in a great way. The method of delivery was interesting and very enjoyable, " Wayne Murray - Technology Services Manager at Colchester Borough Council, said about his experience. 

To know more about our NCSC-Certified CIPR training course and how it can work for your organisation, click here.  

For more information on how to create a rock-solid cyber incident response plan for your organisation, check out our NCSC-Certified Cyber Incident Planning & Response course here.   

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