- Cybersecurity company SecureAuth recently introduced SecureAuth University, a continuing education program for cybersecurity professionals.
- Cybersecurity is one of the few industries that does not require continued education, CIO Insight reports.
- SecureAuth University offers SecureAuth customers, partners and employees continuing education credits at three levels: administrator, advanced administrator and developer.
The rapid evolution of cybercrime means cybersecurity professionals need to constantly advance their skills, but until now there have been few formal options for doing so.
“While there are many industries that provide, and in fact mandate continuing education–namely the legal and financial sectors–such programs are severely lacking within the cyber-security field,” Rohit Khanna, senior vice president of Customer Success at SecureAuth, told CIO Insight. “With the rapid evolution of attack tactics, the cyber-security industry must hold itself to a higher standard.”
Last month, an Intel Security and the Center for Strategic and International Studies report revealed that the talent shortage in cybersecurity is worse than talent deficits in other IT occupations.