(ISC)², the US-based security certification organization, has launched a new initiative that aims to tackle the global cybersecurity skills gap.
Trough its recently launched Professional Development Institute (PDI), (ISC)² will help enhance their members skills and abilities by providing access to rich continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities that augment the knowledge they’ve gained throughout their careers.
With this initiative (ISC)² aims at contriuting at bridiging the gap in the cybersecurity workforce as outlined in the recent report "Cybersecurity Workforce Study, 2018".
PDI builds on the successful 2018 pilot launch of three professional development courses provided at no additional fee to members and associates. Topics included GDPR for Security Professionals, DevSecOps and Building a Strong Culture of Security. Focus groups and member surveys provided insight into the professional development needs of security professionals and the results have and will continue to inform the evolution of PDI's curriculum strategy. Member subject matter experts will guide the development of the course material, supported by a team of highly-qualified adult education experts and creative professionals. This will enable (ISC)2 to develop a robust catalogue of CPE courses and offerings with the ability to continuously refresh that catalogue based upon clearly articulated member need.