Posted: 26 Mar 2012 11:25 AM PDT
Information security training is topping the business agenda across multiple departments according to a list of the 2011 Top 100 course take-ups published by e-learning giant SkillSoft. The 'An introduction to Information security' course was second only to the 'Fundamentals of Networking' in the breakdown of the 100 most popular courses in the IT field, which points to a significant shift in the value businesses are placing on the security of their corporate data. IT is not the only department to place a strong emphasis on information security – the Environment, Safety and Health sector also saw a big pick up in this area. SkillSoft's privacy and information course ranked within the top ten for this department – coming in at number seven. Kevin Young, head of SkillSoft EMEA, is pleased to see that businesses are now taking responsibility for the information they hold. He said: "Information is the lifeblood of any business, so it makes good sense to protect it and ensure that the skills are available to ensure its ongoing integrity. In today's rapidly evolving business climate the volume of data and information is growing by the day, so investing in training is a positive step forward. "When [...]
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