Cyber Security is a continuous growing field that requires a myriad of skills to master. The types of cyber attacks are continuing to evolve daily. This requires managers and cyber security professionals to stay current on types of attacks, new technologies, and continue to hone their skills. One way to do this is to use the CERT approach to Cyber Security Workforce development.
This is accomplished by three phases- knowledge building, skill building, and experience building. Knowledge building is accomplished by increasing knowledge in fundamentals and basic concepts of cyber security. Skill building is investing in the technical skills needed to stay current and advance skills. Finally, experience building is the ability to adapt and apply knowledge and skills in unfamiliar environments.
Overall, a Cyber Security professional must be proactive, adaptive, and flexible. The ability to continuously learn new concepts and apply them in the organization is the difference between a current, protected framework and an obsolete, outdated system. Although the organization must find ways to keep their Cyber Security personnel current and qualified, a true professional continues to be proactive in learning.
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