Talk Talk cyber-attack highlights importance of new Apprenticeships

The recent cyber-attack on Talk Talk’s website has highlighted skill gaps which may exist in organisations and could be fulfilled by new and innovative Apprenticeships being offered by Capital Apprenticeships.

To complement the existing Advanced Apprenticeship in Intelligence Analysis, Capital Apprenticeships will be one of the first providers of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Cyber Security and Intrusion to be made available in 2016.

Capital Apprenticeships is currently the only private training provider delivering the Advanced Apprenticeship in Intelligence Analysis. It is suitable for roles requiring the following competencies: collection of data from various sources; analysing data using one or more recognised techniques; identifying patterns and trends within data; forming assessments based on analysis; and creating and disseminating products or reports based on the results of data analysis.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Cyber Security, meanwhile, is specifically designed for those working in a role responsible for providing analysis on potential and current cyber-attacks.

Nick Atkinson, Capital Apprenticeships Commercial Manager, said: “The cyber-attack suffered by Talk Talk highlights how vital these new qualifications are for companies at risk of cyber threat.

“In the past, candidates were only able to join mainstream Business Administration or IT programmes. Now they can achieve qualifications which offer parity with analysts working at the highest levels of military intelligence operations.”

Click here to read more about the Advanced Apprenticeship in Intelligence Analysis. Alternatively, email: intelligence@capitalapprenticeships.com or call: 01925 598410 to request more details on both the Advanced Apprenticeship in Intelligence Analysis and Advanced Apprenticeship in Cyber Security.

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