The world is moving to a new digital era. Businesses and governments are striving to reinvent themselves by looking at how they can leverage new technology. Health care is being reimagined as the number and types of surgeries being performed with robots is increasing, and 3D printers are being used to print human organs. Transport is being propelled forward in interesting new ways through ride sharing and autonomous vehicles. Government is looking at leveraging blockchain for records and social media for reaching out to its citizens . Virtual currency is creating waves in the financial industry. Software is the way that we build our new digital businesses fueled by data which is being hailed as the new oil. In this new digital world cybersecurity has become paramount. The way that you you commit a crime, demand ransom, wage war is by leveraging vulnerabilities in organizations’ digital architecture. Everyone from the CEO to product managers need to understand some level of cybersecurity because it must be a fundamental part of everything that we do. We need to integrate security at the design phase of all our products and services.
The skills gap is a daunting problem for organizations as they recognize the need for their workforce to have cyber knowledge but struggle to find people with the right skills. The latest ISACA State of Cybersecurity report found that hiring managers say it takes six months to find a candidate. The skills gap is increasing and presenting grave challenges across the board. Cybersecurity needs to be part of the enterprise culture. Cybersecurity must be a training requirement for everyone in the organization with specialized training provided for different job roles. You cannot manage business risk as a CEO, a business leader, or an auditor without understanding some fundamental concepts in cybersecurity which should be underpinning the new digital reinvention that is being pursued globally.
ISACA has released a series of cybersecurity classes, the foundational course is the CSX cybersecurity fundamentals which is a two day theory class . You can build on this foundational knowledge and choose training that supports your areas of interest. ISACA has a CSX career roadmap tool that allows you to choose the right courses to give you the right cybersecurity knowledge for your career.
Our CSX fundamentals training course is delivered by a certified trainer with more than twenty years of working in the field. She brings real world experience whilst sharing the foundation cybersecurity knowledge needed by working professionals.
The weekend course on June 8th and 9th provides you with 14 CPEs and you can register here.
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Sushila Nair has twenty year’s experience in computing infrastructure, business and security and has worked in a number of diverse areas — telecommunications, risk analysis, credit card fraud, and has served as a legal expert witness. She has presented at numerous international conferences including CACS, Segurinfo and RSA. She currently serves as the marketing director at the ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. chapter
Sushila is a qualified lead auditor in BS 17799, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC.