Energis staff to work for security accreditation

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Telecoms and solutions firm Energis is embarking on an a campaign to train 80 of its security staff to international standards.

The firm said that its Route to Expert employee programme will give it an advantage over competitors.

"We spend a lot of money making sure that we get the right people," said Malcom Seagrave, security product manager. "We want to be number one, so we've got to back that up. Energis is about expert people."

The programme will comprise five elements: personal competency; corporate behaviour; vendor specifics, e.g. the CCIE exam,  non-vendor specifics; and the CISSP exam.

The firm is putting 80 people through the programme – 40 from managed services, 20 security professionals and 20 from solutions.

Seagrave was unwilling to disclose the training costs, but said that vendors and those connected to the CISSP programme were helping with the costs.

In March, Energis won a three-year contract in the UK Government's £1 billion broadband project.

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