Posted: 30 Nov 2011 11:21 AM PST
With more and more governments recognising the need for cyber security strategies, (ISC)² ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, urges national governments to recognise the requirement for internationally recognised skills, principals and practices to tackle what is a very sophisticated global threat landscape. With its own research anticipating a doubling of the workforce by 2015, (ISC)² is encouraging policy makers to leverage the collective expertise of the professional community to address skills requirements, as well as their defences. Cyber security is rising up as a priority in political arenas, as evidenced by the recent London cyber security conference attended by world leaders from 60 countries; however, the skills and competency requirements do not appear to be high on the international discussion agenda, points out John Colley, CISSP, managing director for EMEA, (ISC)². "I believe many countries are examining the capacity and competencies required for national security, but there is a risk of too much focus on national politics rather than a real understanding of what is required. They should be careful not to work in isolation," he warns, adding that "nationally focused schemes risk confusion in a landscape that requires an ability [...]
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