Online training could help bolster cybersecurity careers

Monday, 03 June, 2019

Online training could help bolster cybersecurity careers

Cybersecurity professionals and career hopefuls can now access practical online training through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA) redefined Cybersecurity Nexus program.

The program allows industry professionals, or those that are interested in becoming cybersecurity specialists, analysts or penetration and vulnerability testers to practise hunting threats, blocking attacks and identifying, scanning and exploiting targets while receiving real-time grading and feedback as well as relevant credentials.

It comes after research identified a huge skills gap. According to the research, 30% of those hiring for cybersecurity positions said less than a quarter of applicants were qualified for the role.

“For qualified candidates, there is no question that opportunities in cybersecurity abound. It is an incredible field that provides both financial reward and a real sense of purpose,” said ISACA’s Director of Cybersecurity Practices, Frank Downs.

“Our goal with these pathways is to provide people with a clear, affordable and easy-to-navigate path to a truly rewarding cybersecurity career.

“The CSX Cybersecurity Career Pathways is yet another example of ISACA’s mission to help individuals and organisations achieve the positive potential of technology, and assist with the current skills gap,” Downs concluded.

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