Foundation Director, Julie Peeler, Speaks to IDG News/ Network World about Cybersecurity Skills Gap. Watch it here
Why I am Going into IT Security: (ISC)² Scholarship Recipient, Veelasha Moonsamy, Speaks to CSO Online. Read it here
Symantec Sponsors (ISC)² Women in the Information Security Profession Study Read it here
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Through the (ISC)² Foundation, the nearly 100,000 highly skilled members of (ISC)² are devoted to empowering students, teachers and the general public to secure their online life with cyber security education and awareness programs in the community. Since the Safe and Secure Online program began in 2006, more than 800 (ISC)² member volunteers have helped close to 100,000 children learn how to protect themselves online and to become responsible digital citizens. The Foundation has also awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money to promising cybersecurity students. And The Foundation is proud to provide the critical industry research found in our Global Information Security Workforce Study.
You have four brothers and sisters, you support your widowed mother and are responsible for your siblings' education. Where will you find the money to support your own dream of becoming an information security professional? From the generous donations to the (ISC)² Foundation that fund our scholarships awarded to people just like you!
Seven of the dozens of scholars the (ISC)² Foundation has supported over the past few years are graduating this spring...and two of them have already scheduled a date to take the CISSP exam! Please join me in congratulating them:
Applications are pouring in from students around the world for the 2014 scholarships. Bright, energetic, enthusiastic students who are facing economic hardship. With the ever-widening gap between job openings and the number of qualified candidates, it's important for us to support the next generation of cyber security workers. Donate today to support a young student's dream of joining our industry!
According to a new (ISC)² report, "Critical Times Demand Critical Skills: An analysis of the skills gap in information security," technical skills are not the most important factor contributing to the success of an information security professional. Communication skills are #1 according to respondents. Security analyst was identified as the top need in terms of shortages by job title. The report also analyzed the skills gap by region, industry vertical, and company size to define the specific challenges that contribute to this gap.
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Schools in Ireland have a new, free resource to call upon to ensure students, teachers, governors, and parents are prepared to take advantage of the Internet securely. The (ISC)² Foundation commemorates Safer Internet Day 2014 by launching the availability of its Safe and Secure Online® programme in Ireland.
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