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Nov 2017 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US43169317

IDC PlanScape: Creating a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program

Table of Contents

IDC PlanScape Figure

Figure: IDC PlanScape: Creating a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program

Executive Summary

Why Is a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program Important?

Cybersecurity Is Becoming Increasingly Siloed

Table: SANS GIAC Certification Programs, July 2017

Organizations Struggle to Fill the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

The CISO Pipeline Requires Broadly Experienced Professionals

What Is a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program?

Training and Education Provides the Foundation

Professional Development Opportunities Facilitate Growth

Certifications Remain a Controversial Requirement

Who Are the Key Stakeholders?

Table: Key Stakeholders

How Can My Organization Take Advantage of a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program?

Create a Cybersecurity Skills Matrix

Table: Cybersecurity Skills Matrix

Develop Clearly Defined Security Positions

Develop Personalized Professional Development Plans

Essential Guidance

Figure: Essential Guidance for Cybersecurity Professional Development

Related Research

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