IDC PlanScape: Professional Development Program for Cybersecurity

IDC PlanScape: Professional Development Program for Cybersecurity

This IDC study discusses creating professional development programs for cybersecurity."The world of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly siloed," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst, 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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Executive Summary
Why Is a 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 Professional Development Program?
Training and Education Provide 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 Professional Development Program?
Create a Cybersecurity Skills Matrix
Develop Clearly Defined Security Positions
Develop Personalized Professional Development Plans
Advice for Technology Leaders
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