UTRECHT, The Netherlands, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- EXIN and QTC are working together in delivering ISO/IEC 27000 training and qualifications to several major U.K. private and public sector organisations including central and local government, National Health Service and police. EXIN, the Examination Institute for Information Science, will provide the independent examinations to ensure these organisation's workers have acquired a solid understanding of information security issues during the QTC training sessions. Businesses and public sector organisations have recognized that addressing information security concerns is critical to the survival and success of any venture and are seeking out professional training to increase employee awareness.

Experienced in security trainings

QTC, a leader in information assurance and compliance training, is spearheading the introduction of the new EXIN qualification program in Information Security based on ISO/IEC 27002. QTC has earned official EXIN accreditation becoming the premier training organisation in the U.K. to offer this program.

ISO/IEC 27002 provides the measures for implementing an information security framework under ISO/IEC 27001 for any organisation concerned with ensuring that it selects adequate and proportionate security controls to protect its information assets, said Nigel Landman, Chairman, QTC Group. Formal training and certification enhances those individuals requiring a general awareness, for their interaction with security needs on a day-to-day basis, and those requiring specific knowledge for interpreting the requirements of the standard to meet the organisation's business needs.

Security awareness at all levels

The information security qualification program has a very practical character. The independent EXIN certification in ISO/IEC 27000 is based on the realisation that every employee is responsible for the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information. Certified employees who are aware of the importance of information security are essential to the organisation's success, and organisations that have trained staff will satisfy compliance regulations easier and faster.

The exams are based on ISO/IEC 27002 which is the Code of Practice (practical guidelines) from the ISO/IEC 27000 series - the international and independent quality standards for Information Security Management systems.

Meet the leaders in Information Security

QTC and EXIN will both be represented at the Infosecurity Europe 2009 event in London from

April 28 - 30. Interested parties can learn more from QTC about their training courses for information security solutions. EXIN will also be on hand to share exclusive information about the development and plans for the new information security qualification program.

About EXIN

EXIN, is an independent, worldwide IT examination provider. EXIN is a not-for-profit organisation, specialized in establishing qualification programs, educational requirements and in developing examinations for all major areas in IT. It is EXIN's mission to improve the quality of the IT sector, the IT professionals and the IT users, by means of independent testing and certification. EXIN achieves this goal by supporting the worldwide dissemination of standards and best practices in IT. http://www.exin-exams.org

About QTC

QTC Ltd are the UK's market leaders in information assurance and compliance services. QTC offer a range of training and consultancy services delivering security, compliance, assurance and continuity to our customers, which, in turn builds confidence and trust in theirs. The EXIN Information Security program adds to our portfolio; we are now able to offer a total solution, said Nathan Fowler, Sales Director. http://www.qtandc.co.uk

EXIN International: Annemarie Bosschaart, Corporate Communications Manager, annemarie.bosschaart@exin-exams.com telephone: +31-30-234-48-25. QTC: Nathan Fowler, Sales Director nathan@qtandc.co.uk, telephone: +44-870-04-27001