(ISC)² to help cybersecurity professional development in emerging economies

(ISC)² has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) to strengthen cybersecurity professional development in emerging economies.

The collaboration will leverage the expertise of both organizations to develop the global cybersecurity workforce in South Korea and member countries of the Global Cybersecurity Collaboration Network (CAMP).

Under the MOU, the two organizations will work together to:

  • Develop professional cybersecurity education and training
  • Build professional cybersecurity capabilities, and
  • Strengthen the effectiveness of professional training such as case-based training.

“Securing cybersecurity experts is essential not only for the world but also for national security,” said Lee, Won Tae, Chairman of KISA. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to contribute to the global cybersecurity ecosystem by improving the level of cybersecurity in developing countries through CAMP, and we also look forward to promoting cybersecurity professionals based on this protocol of agreement.”

Growing the Cybersecurity Workforce Worldwide

Earlier this year, (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – launched the One Million Certified in Cybersecurity initiative as part of a broader effort in the United States. to improve Americans’ skills-based pathways to cyber jobs.

The organization has pledged to provide free, entry-level cybersecurity certification exams and self-paced training programs to one million new professionals starting a career in cybersecurity.

The One Million Certified in Cybersecurity initiative is global and the Certified in Cybersecurity course and certification is always available free of charge to candidates worldwide.

“This entry-level certification will prove to employers that you have the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for an entry-level or junior-level cybersecurity position. It proves your willingness and ability to learn and grow at work,” says (ISC)².

“Unlike other (ISC)² certifications, there is no work experience requirement to earn the entry-level Cybersecurity Certified certification.”

This entry-level certification is ideal for IT professionals, college students or recent graduates, advanced high school students or recent graduates, and those looking to change careers.

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