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Infosec unveils role-guided cybersecurity training roadmaps

By Shannon Williams
Wed 25 May 2022

Cybersecurity education company Infosec Institute has unveiled Infosec Skills Roles, pre-built training roadmaps aligned to the 12 most in-demand cybersecurity roles, including SOC analyst, penetration tester, security engineer and cybersecurity beginner. 

Hosted in the Infosec Skills training platform, Infosec Skills Roles helps organisations upskill and cross-train talent for open security roles while also improving engagement and performance.

According to Infosec, there are more than 600,000 unfilled cybersecurity roles in the United States, with more than half requiring at least one certification. As critical cybersecurity roles remain unfilled and technology change continues to outpace skill development, organisations are increasingly vulnerable to today’s record number of cyber threats. Additionally, security leaders face increasing pressure to prevent and mitigate cyberattacks with overburdened cyber teams, inadequate training programs and limited resources.

To help cyber leaders upskill and cross-train talent quickly, Infosec Skills Roles provide training recommendations for 12 of the most common cybersecurity positions, enabling enterprises to upskill and reskill cyber talent at scale and individuals to break into the industry. Backed by the research of skills requested by employers and a panel of cybersecurity subject matter experts, each of the 12 Infosec Skills Roles clearly outline which training and certifications are needed so learners can laser focus on the most important areas to strengthen and security leaders fill skill gaps on their teams. 

“Filling the cybersecurity talent pipeline with skilled and certified professionals is the key to helping organisations stay secure and competitive in the ever-evolving threatscape," says Joanna Beer, vice president of content at Infosec. 

"We created Infosec Skills Roles to simplify the process and make cybersecurity careers more accessible. Both individual learners and organisations can use Infosec Skills Roles to  adapt to different learner needs and give people the skills they need quickly," she says.

Recently named a Leader in IT Training by IDC Marketscape, the Infosec Skills platform offers 1,400+ hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges mapped to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity and MITRE ATT&CK® Matrix. Infosec Skills helps cyber leaders prepare teams for ATT&CK tactics, guide team development and fast-track certification, with over 80% of learners reporting improved skills and abilities. 

“We leverage the NICE Framework Knowledge and Skill Statement mapping inside the Infosec Skills platform to maximise training relevancy and accelerate professional development," says James Beamon, dean of the CyberEDGE Academy at Leidos. . 

"With the new Infosec Skills Roles, we will be able to quickly point learners in the right direction and fill open roles on our team more efficiently.

“We are finding that retention rates are going up in our cybersecurity roles because people feel like they’re being listened to. They’re provided opportunities that they may not have had before.”

 

 
 

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