Cyber Security Training Must Reflect Real Risks, Warns The IISP

With a string of global cyber attacks, companies need to invest appropriately and must careful consider the quality when offering cyber security training, which is the latest advice from the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Failure to do so could lead many businesses down the wrong path, and potentially leave them in a vulnerable position. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.

Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:

Javvad Malik“For companies looking to invest in training up technology staff in cyber security. It is useful to first ascertain what gaps lie where. Cyber security itself is a vast field with many facets, so without understanding where there may be a skills gap, it can be easy to invest in the wrong areas.

“Companies should also look online to the vast plethora of free resources available by way of publications, vendor sites and white papers, independent blogs, podcasts and youtube. Many information security conferences are free, or priced very competitively, so many professionals can attend and not only gain knowledge, but network with peers that can assist with challenges.”

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