Training

Griffin Infosec Ltd can tailor training to meet your individual business needs:-

  •   Individual, 1 to 1
  •   Classroom
  •   Boardroom
  •   On-site
  •   3rd party location(s)
  •   Strategic partner’s London location

Griffin Infosec’s core offerings are a One Day Overview Course and a Four Day In Depth Course.  Details immediately below.  They may be tailored to suit individual needs.

 

One Day Overview Course

Who it is for?

This programme is designed for anyone who is just entering the HMG Information Assurance (IA) profession and is seeking a foundation knowledge.  It will enable confident progression to higher level courses, or facilitate working towards the attainment of a career in one of the certified CESG IA Specialist skills groups.

Pre-requisites for attending:

No prior knowledge or background is assumed for delegates attending this programme.

What you will learn:-

You will gain an understanding of the IA policy development process within HMG, and knowledge of the documentation and procedures which facilitate policy promulgation and its application.

What the programme covers:-

The programme will cover relevant definitions of topics, who does what? CESG publications, current threats, IA issues, and the way forward.

Benefits to you and your organisation:-

At the end of the programme you will be able to:-

  •   Display knowledge of the documentation and procedures which underpin HMG IA policy.
  •   Demonstrate an understanding of the field of IA and what constitutes good practice.
  •   Describe a personal development plan.
  •   Explain how to keep abreast of developments in this rapidly changing field.

This programme will be delivered by trainers who have many years of practical experience in HMG Information Assurance and Information Security and who are also well known for their years of competency as trainers at the National School of Government.

Learning style:

This programme is highly participative, using a blend of learning techniques: classroom based, tutor-led training, discussions and syndicate work.

Notes:

Delegates who attend this programme must hold current UK Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) screening or recognised equivalent and will be subject to additional requirements concerning nationality and employment.

 

Four Day In Depth Course

Who it is for?

This programme is designed for people with a minimum of 3 months experience in the HMG Information Assurance (IA) field, who wish to acquire expertise in the concepts and the practical application of current HMG Standards, CESG Good Practice Guides and other relevant publications.

Pre-requisites for attending:

Delegates should have a minimum of 3 months experience in the HMG Information Assurance field and ideally have attended the ‘Overview of Information Assurance’ course. Delegates would also need an awareness of the IA Standards and Good Practice Guides.

What you will learn:

This programme will impart knowledge of current HMG and CESG policy guidance, demonstrate the skills and procedures for risk assessment and the production of Security Policy documentation. It will also provide an introduction to, and cover use of the IS1 software tool, leading to stage 6, (form 6), the Prioritised Risk List.

 What the programme covers:

 HMG and CESG policy documentation current at the date of delivery, which at present include: 

  1.   HMG Security Policy Framework, April 2014, Cabinet Office
  2.   Good Practice Guide No. 47, “Information Risk Management” Issue No. 1.0.
  3.   HMG IA Standard Numbers 1 & 2, “Information Risk Management”, Issue 4.0.
  4.   HMG IA Standard Numbers 1 & 2 – Supplement, “Technical Risk Assessment and Risk Treatment”, Issue     1.0, the latter from CESG and Cabinet Office.

Sessions will be provided on the structure, business impact levels, accreditation aspects and the application of the above, leading towards the development of an appropriate Risk Management Accreditation Document Set.  Sessions and exercises will then focus on the completion of forms 7, 8 and 9 and the production of a security case.

Benefits to you and your organisation

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  •   Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of current HMG IA documentation
  •   Execute a professional, proportionate, policy application to ICT systems in support of the accreditation   process.
  •   Demonstrate a competent approach to the production of security policy documentation

This programme is delivered by a trainer who has many years of practical experience in HMG Information Assurance and Information Security and who is also well known for his years of competency as trainer at the National School of Government.

Learning style:

This training is highly participative, using a blend of learning techniques. These are classroom based, tutor-led training sessions covering IA Standards and Good Practice Guides. These sessions are supported by practical exercises and case studies.

Notes:

Delegates who attend this training must hold current UK Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) screening or recognised equivalent and will be subject to additional requirements concerning nationality and employment.