Earlier this week in the UK, the Government launched a scheme to provide free online training to procurement professionals.  Citing the high level of breaches in the UK (reported in the Government’s 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey), it has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) to launch a free online training tool.  For lawyers, it provides 2 CPD points as well!

The training is divided into modules introducing what the concept of Cyber Security is, what the relevant obligations are and then providing some examples.  The Government has targeted the procurement profession as it considers that it handles particularly sensitive information.

You can find the background to and the links to the training here – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-cyber-security-training-to-boost-procurement-security