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The Institute of Directors and Gemserv join forces to upskill a generation of directors in cyber security

Gemserv Ltd, an expert provider of professional services, and The Institute of Directors (IoD) are developing an innovative programme that will provide cutting-edge cyber security training for all IoD members, fellows and Chartered Directors to support them in addressing cyber risk in today’s evolving threat landscape.

The IoD has supported directors, boards and their organisations worldwide for over 100 years, which strengthens Gemserv’s established role of providing cyber security services to these markets.

Senior executives are ultimately responsible for their organisation’s data and that the impact of poor cyber security can be damaging on an organisation’s reputation and systems. A recent IoD survey reinforced this and revealed that 30% of businesses are more vulnerable to cybercrime since the pandemic. Gemserv and the IoD are co-creating an innovative programme of training that will provide an exceptional learning experience.

Through a series of two-hour professional development workshops, attendees worldwide will develop the knowledge and skills to better understand cyber security at board level and how it applies to their organisations. Using case studies with real-world examples, Gemserv’s specialist cyber consultants will provide advanced training methods, including scenario-based education and threat analytics which participants will be able to immediately apply in the context of their role and board.

Jon Geldart, IoD Director General said:

“It has never been more crucial for directors to ensure sufficient company-wide cyber security protocols.

We are delighted to be working with Gemserv on this innovative workshop, ensuring that our members continue to have access to the very best professional development programmes.”

Mandeep Thandi, Gemserv’s Director of Cyber & Digital, said:

“We know how important security of data is for organisations and their customers. This is a great opportunity for Gemserv’s cyber team and the IoD to partner and combine our expertise to offer strategic cyber security training, ultimately supporting organisations to improve their security posture.”