Why are Strong Foundational Cybersecurity Skills Essential for Every IT Professional?

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Date: November 8, 2023
Time: 10:30 PM AEDT | 12:30 PM CET | 6:30 AM EST | 5:00 PM IST
Topic: Why Are Strong Foundational Cybersecurity Skills Essential for Every IT Professional?

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Abstract: As cyber threats become more complex, establishing a culture of cybersecurity awareness in organizations is essential to mitigating risks actively. Strong foundational cybersecurity skills become indispensable for IT professionals as the need to safeguard sensitive data and systems against rising cyber threats increases. Understanding common attack vectors and vulnerabilities allows organizations to proactively identify weak points in their infrastructure and develop robust defense strategies. IT professionals with foundational skills can educate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, creating a culture of security awareness across the organization. Furthermore, the organization can achieve compliance and regulatory requirements by developing a strong cybersecurity culture. The current webinar discusses how a well-developed foundation of cybersecurity skills and ongoing awareness form the bedrock upon which security professionals build resilient, secure, and compliant digital environments.

Key takeaways:

  • The need for IT professionals to consider cybersecurity
  • Top foundational skills that IT professionals must have
  • Practical cybersecurity for IT professionals
  • How skills and responsibilities across different IT capabilities overlap with cybersecurity

Speaker:Mark Roger Smith,  Director, Care Managed IT, Industry Fellow at Australian Defence Force Academy (Australian Cyber Security Centre).

Bio: Roger Smith helps managers, owners, board members, and C-level execs of NFPs, charities, associations, and SMEs develop and implement a proven and enhanced digital security action plan based on sound security strategies so they can sleep better at night. He believes that good business security is all about having an A.C.T.I.O.N. (asset and risk management, control and standards, teams, integrated systems, operational resilience, and next-gen innovation) plan designed to protect the organization, enabling it to be resilient, adaptable, and profitable.

Business security and cybersecurity is NOT putting up a firewall, implementing endpoint protection and the essential 8, walking away, and hoping for the best. It is a whole business endeavor that follows the cybersecurity A.C.T.I.O.N plan that promotes and creates security in depth.

*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

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