As IT security is a major concern for organisations, demand for cybersecurity professionals is high. (ISC)² aims to help increase the pool of such professionals with the launch of its entry-level certification pilot programme in the Asia-Pacific region.
The non-profit association of certified cybersecurity professionals’ new programme caters to newcomers looking to join the fast-growing sector without prior IT or cybersecurity experience. It was developed to support and nurture a new generation of cybersecurity professionals entering the field, regardless of age, industry or skill level.
“Our new foundational certification will support the creation of new career opportunities for individuals entering the cybersecurity workforce and narrow the skills gap,” said Clar Rosso, Chief Executive Officer of (ISC)².
Expected to start later this summer, the (ISC)² entry-level cybersecurity certification pilot programme covers five areas – security principles, business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response concepts, access controls concepts, network security, and security operations.
Folllowing the pilot run, the certification programme will be translated into Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The move will smoothen the transition for new entrants into the sector, and ensure that it remains unhindered by language barriers.