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IDC PlanScape: Creating a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program

IDC PlanScape: Creating a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program

This IDC study provides details about creating a cybersecurity professional development program."The world of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly siloed," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Leaders should understand that their teams have a wide variety of professional development needs and invest in developing a robust program that builds a stronger workforce through a combination of education, training, and hands-on experience."

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
Why Is a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program Important?
Cybersecurity Is Becoming Increasingly Siloed
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?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of a Cybersecurity Professional Development Program?
Create a Cybersecurity Skills Matrix
Develop Clearly Defined Security Positions
Develop Personalized Professional Development Plans
Essential Guidance
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