9th October 2014, Bristol, UK Sciad Newswire / A new partnership was announced today between the PGI Cyber Academy, the UK’s most advanced and broadest training provider in cyber security and Tigerscheme, a highly regarded certification scheme for technical security specialists, backed by University standards.  The scheme is assessed by the University of South Wales.

PGI Cyber Academy is now delivering the training and assessment for the Tigerscheme’s Qualified Security Team Member (QSTM) qualification at its state of the art training facility in Bristol.  This training course allows individuals to become recognised and certified information security professionals within the public and private sector as well as offering the opportunity for IT practitioners to add information security to their skill base enabling their career progression.

The QSTM assessment has also been reviewed by CESG as the National Technical Authority in the UK and has been accepted as meeting the technical requirements for a CHECK Team Member assault course.

PGI Cyber Academy also runs information security courses at the Advanced Penetration level, for both Infrastructure and Web Applications as well as further courses supporting Forensics, Incident Response and Malware Analysis qualifications for both IT professionals and specialist commercial and government technical security specialist providers.

Brian Lord, Managing Director for Cyber at PGI, GCHQ’s former Deputy Director for Intelligence and Cyber Operations, said:

I am delighted with this partnership with Tigerscheme. Unlike other certification schemes, Tigerscheme places as much emphasis on certifying the IT community as it does on the technical security specialist service suppliers. I look forward to helping the Tigerscheme to build yet further on its reputation and sustain its position as the most respected, accessible and popular certification scheme across the whole IT industry.

Professor Andrew Blyth, Tigerscheme assessor at the University of South Wales added:

We are delighted to be entering into the partnership with PGI Cyber Academy, they are a world class training provider in the areas of penetration testing, forensics and cyber awareness. Through this partnership both parties enhance the strengths of each other and together they will provide a platform for growth.

For more information contact:

Haley McPherson

Marketing Services Manager

T:  +44 (0)1582 849 312

E:  haley.mcpherson@pgitl.com

W: www.pgicyberacademy.com

About PGI Cyber Academy

PGI Cyber Academy has developed advanced cyber training courses and leads the UK market in immersive training methodologies. Its tailored range of courses is aimed specifically at those organisations and individuals who work at all levels to protect organisations from the growing threat of cyber-attacks.

All our core cyber staff are trained and accredited to a high standard and where necessary have relevant UK government backgrounds and experience.

PGI is a privately owned UK business offering integrated, intelligence-led risk management solutions to combat the growing cyber threat. PGI specialises globally in the secure protection of our clients’ assets: human, physical, legal, intellectual property, financial and operational.


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