National Cyber Security Alliance to launch new resource bank
The National Cyber Security Alliance is to launch a major new project which is aimed at addressing and driving attitudes to cybersecurity change. The new resource will be called the Cybersecurity Education and Career Resource Library.
The Career Resource Library is designed to grow the diversity of the cyber security industry and combat the critical shortage of cyber security professionals available today. Through the resource library, individuals, educators and public and private organisations will have access to an expansive repository of assets, including in-depth K-12 cyber security curriculum overviews, higher education programme guides, job training information for career changers and veterans, and more, to help bolster cyber security diversity and inclusion throughout the industry, and further expand the cyber workforce.
Lisa Plaggemier, Interim Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance said: “The cybersecurity industry is one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding industries today. However, the continuous growth has resulted in a critical shortage of professionals and a lack of diversity in the talent pool. Here at the National Cyber Security Alliance, we believe that addressing these challenges requires a coordinated, industry-wide effort to educate and make cybersecurity careers accessible for everyone, which is why we are so proud to not only launch the Cyber security Education and Career Resource Library but to do so alongside a great industry partner.”
As part of the resource library, organisations, educators and job seekers will have access to an ongoing set of curated content from some of today’s leading names in cyber security such as Palo Alto Networks, including blog posts and links to training tools, mentorship programmes, videos and other insights from companies. Stakeholders will also be able to read ongoing success stories relating to diversity in cyber security and the cyber security workforce growth on the National Cyber Security Alliance’s blog.
Niall Browne, Chief Information Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks said: “Cyber security is a vast industry with lots of ground to cover. Teaming up with the National Cyber Security Alliance to offer a career resource library brings us one step closer to ensuring organizations have the right tools and talent to reach new cyber security goals while creating innovative and diverse workforces."
The new resource builds on the National Cybersecurity Alliance's mission to build strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cyber security.