Savola Foods trains 50 staff members in cyber incident response with CM-Alliance
Date: 12 October 2021
Savola Foods, the Saudi Arabia-based food brand giant, has recently joined other global industry leaders like Google, Formula One, Sony, Citibank and AstraZeneca in ramping up its cyber incident response capabilities with Cyber Management Alliance. Savola Foods hired the independent world leader in Cyber Incident & Crisis Management consultancy and training to deliver its UK Government’s NCSC-Certified Cyber Incident Planning & Response training.
Cyber Management Alliance delivered two internal training sessions for Savola Foods for two separate groups, spread over 4 days. A total of 50 Savola staff members were trained in incident response.
The NCSC-Certified training focusses on enhancing organisational awareness regarding cybersecurity threats and risk mitigation strategies. Most importantly, however, it reinforces the idea that the organisation can and probably will get attacked. What’s important to know is how to deal with and respond to that attack and bounce back from it with an emphasis on business continuity.
The participants in the training from Savola shared that the one aspect of the course they found most useful was the balance between technical and business knowledge that was offered. The course deals with incident response as a business problem and the training is enriched with real-world experiences and examples to further highlight what can and may happen and how to best respond to it.
Asif Vanoo, Head of Cybersecurity at Savola Foods, shared his feedback and experience of the training: “Cyber-attacks are inevitable, and preparedness is the key. The CIPR workshop was interesting & interactive, covering excellent content with practical experience-based examples. Group discussions added more value and created the opportunity to learn from other participants. The workshop provided the non-security team an understanding of the complex nature of attacks and the mitigation in order to reduce the overall impact during an incident. Thank you for the excellent workshop."
The course content, one of the USPs of Cyber Management Alliance’s CIPR training, was appreciated by other attendees from Savola as well.
“I really enjoyed the course. The content was very helpful and simple to understand and relate to. Thank you and I hope to see you again,” said Aya Abdallah Mohamed Ahmed Omer, IT Customer Service Administrator at Savola Foods.
CM-Alliance has trained organisations across industries and geographies, both through private internal workshops and through public training courses. Some of the most prestigious organisations that have recently conducted private internal workshops for their staff in CIPR include UBS Card Centre, Formula One, Airtel, the NHS, Dubai Health Authority, Brentwood Council and the Essex County Council.
The flagship NCSC-certified Cyber Incident Planning and Response course of CM-Alliance is also offered as a one-day public training course. Recent attendees of the public training course have been from companies as diverse and reputed as Google, Sony, BAE Systems, Citibank, AstraZeneca, Unilever, Walkers, Capgemini, Invesco, First Citizens Bank Ltd, GE Healthcare, M&G Prudential, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, Wipro and Best Buy.
Cyber Management Alliance also offers every delegate who attends its training the option of becoming certified in CIPR by successfully passing the APMG International examination of the NCSC-Certified Cyber Incident Planning and Response training. The exam is administered by APMG International and is invigilated by ProctorU which provides secure live and automated online proctoring services for academic institutions and professional organisations.
To know more about our NCSC-Certified CIPR training course and how it can work for your organisation, click here.
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