The subject of Cybersecurity skills and the relevant persisting gap1 has allowed a variety of cybersecurity courses and certification schemes to arise2. In each case, the certification scheme owners have decided upon an implementation method based on their experience, practice and beliefs. But which one is the most suitable for evaluating and validating cybersecurity skills?
In a previous post, Preparing to fight Cyber Threats – The Human aspect, we underlined the importance of the design and implementation of a Certification Framework for Cybersecurity skills. The benefits of an effective certification framework are many and impact all interested parties (between them organizations, employers, individuals).
The CONCORDIA team has created a first version of this Framework taking into consideration the specific needs and peculiarities of Cybersecurity skills as they have been identified in the relevant 3.4. Deliverable 3,4 of the CONCORDIA project and other publications on the subject5 6.
In order to validate the assumptions and proposals of the Cybersecurity Skills Framework, a pilot Certification Scheme has been created and we are excited to be currently implementing the first examinations under this Scheme.
The piloting process consisted of the following steps:
Finally, it should be noted that C3 by CONCORDIA is a certification scheme built upon both the NICE skills framework and the e-CF.
The first results of the C3 by CONCORDIA implementation are expected by September 2021. Should you be interested in applying to the C3 by CONCORDIA certification scheme please drop us an email at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates!
More information on the Subject of Cybersecurity Skills Certification and the Cybersecurity Consultant Role Profile creation can be found by following the links below:
(By Iro Chatzopoulou,TÜV AUSTRIA)