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In response to the attacks on several sectors of the government in the past year, Congress passed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 on Oct. 27. The Act changes a great deal in the realm of cybersecurity, specifically regarding how information about potential cyberthreats is shared between organizations. This will create a new method of training cybersecurity professionals so that they are better equipped to face cyberattacks. However, before you can examine the ways in which cybersecurity training will change as a result of the Act, you must first examine the actual law itself.
An overview of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015
Of the many things to come out of the measure, one of the most productive is that the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Standards and Technology leaders, among other industry professionals, must join together to create a task force. According to Healthcare IT News, this group will be able to assess the risk of cyberattack in several key areas, including healthcare. In addition to creating a stronger checks-and-balances system, the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 also requires businesses to train stakeholders and other employees on cybersecurity best practices. Companies will then be required to share threat information and defense tactics with the government and other businesses.
What does that mean for cybersecurity training?
Individuals who are currently involved in cybersecurity training or who are considering taking that path should pay careful attention to the last half of the bill. Because businesses and government will be required to start regularly training employees and executives on cybersecurity preventative measures, these agencies will be on the lookout for individuals who have the specialized knowledge to assist with that training. In short, this means an increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals. It also suggests that more value will be placed on individuals who have studied cyberattacks and cyberdefenses, as these professionals are best equipped to build defenses and create the system of shared cybersecurity knowledge. There is already a high demand for individuals who can fill cybersecurity roles, and that number will only continue to grow as technology cements itself in the center of all business and government processes.
All of these courses and many more are taught by experienced industry professionals. At the National Cybersecurity Institute, you will have access to the industry’s most progressive training programs, which will allow you to become a part of the trained group that will fulfill the world’s need for cybersecurity professionals. To learn more or enroll today, visit the National Cybersecurity Institute’s website.