In an industry that is rapidly changing, cyber security professionals require a constantly evolving set of cyber skills, which is difficult to acquire through traditional classroom training environments.

There are many industry recognised courses offered through training centres or via static online learning, which are satisfactory for teaching the fundamentals and giving people a badge or qualification at the end.

But these conventional education methods don’t naturally align to cyber security, as they are often slow to incorporate the latest threats and offer little to support ongoing cyber security skill development required to stay up to date.

Cyber Skills Shortage
 
 

Offering Dynamic Cyber Skills Content & Technology

To build and prepare the industry’s next wave of cyber security analysts and engineers, we need to offer dynamic cyber skills content and technology, delivering real-world hands-on experiences in a way that appeals to younger generations.

Those individuals that show the most promise tend to be the most inquisitive – the ones who want to dissect things to see how they work and look for imaginative ways to tackle and solve problems. These traits should be encouraged and supported by providing access to training that is fresh, engaging, available on-demand, and fun!

Interactive on-demand learning is a solution that addresses learners in a highly educational and entertaining way, providing access to content that is relevant and constantly updated in response to new cyber threats.

A 2019 Workplace Learning Report published by LinkedIn stated that 74% of employees want to learn during spare time at work. Therefore, the educational platform must be available whenever or wherever it suits them, supporting the desire to learn during spare time at work or even at home.

A gamified element to the challenges keeps things fresh and competitive, delivering exactly what is needed to prepare the next cyber security superstars for the industry.

(ISC)² Cyber Security Workforce Study, 2019

 

Typical Cyber Security Professional Demographics

ISC2 Survey

“We must never stop learning our trade craft – there is always more to learn in order to stay ahead of the bad actors”.
– Study Participant

 
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Offering Dynamic Cyber Skills Content & Technology

To build and prepare the industry’s next wave of cyber security analysts and engineers, we need to offer dynamic cyber skills content and technology, delivering real-world hands-on experiences in a way that appeals to younger generations.

Cyber Skills Development

Proving the Value in Cyber Skills Development

Whilst it may seem a significant investment for organisations to train and certify people in this industry, and there is always a need to demonstrate value back to the business, it is fundamental that businesses invest in home grown talent.

Companies that provide the right environment for their IT teams to grow and be challenged will profit from an increased effectiveness in responding to the ever-increasing cyber risk.

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Cyber / Skills
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