Single security accredition for public and private sectors
UK government and private sector information security professionals are to have a common competency accreditation from 2009.
The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) will take over the accreditation phase of the government's in-house Infosec Training Paths and Competencies (ITPC) scheme in April.
The Cabinet Office is preparing to hand over the accreditation process to the IISP, which has developed a competency assessment that goes beyond the ITPC scheme.
This will standardise competency accreditation across the public and private sectors and allow for greater interchange of people and ideas, said Paul Dorey, chairman of the IISP.
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