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Regulator trains 4,430 employees on cyber and information security courses


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sent 4,430 of its employees on compulsory cyber and information security courses over the past two financial years – (FY 19-20 and FY 20-21) – to help combat the growing threat of financial crime, according to official figures.

This data was obtained via litigation firm Griffin Law under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

The FCA revealed that as well as the ‘Cyber and Information Security’ eLearning course, which is compulsory for all staffers to complete, 217 participants were also enrolled into locally organised security courses for more advanced training.

The additional training courses included:

  • Cyber Security training with a Counter Threat Unit;
  • Software and Cyber Security development programmes,

and additional courses titled:

  • ‘The Cyber Security Degree: the Next Step in Cyber’, and
  • ‘The First Byte’.

It is unclear how many of the total attendees for the locally organised training courses had attended multiple sessions, or what the programmes specifically involved.

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