The global shortage of cyber security professionals is a major concern for all organisations, but a new collaboration between a Finnish company and an Indian university will help bridge that skills gap.
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) has announced that it will collaborate with the local division of Finnish cyber security company Codenomicon on cyber security research and development, and expand the GFSU CyberLab, which was launched last August.
According to the Financial Express, the CyberLab will not just educate GFSU’s students, it will also “host training sessions for the officers from central agencies like CBI, NIA, armed units and police officers from various states regularly. The intelligence lab will also aid cyber crime detections and help police in cyber-monitoring. The GFSU and Codenomicon will then develop SCADA [supervisory control and data acquisition] in the lab for analysis.”
Addressing the global skills shortage
Cyber security vacancies have increased 100% in the last year, and demand for trained professionals is outstripping demand all over the world.
“A skilled workforce is critical to driving a cyber secure organisation forward,” says Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance. “An understanding of cyber threats is not enough; organisations need qualified and experienced workers to implement and deploy effective information security management systems.”
While the collaboration between Codenomicon and GFSU should only be applauded, it will be some time before its effects – and those of similar initiatives – are reflected in the job market. Until then, there is ISO 27001.
ISO 27001 training
ISO 27001, the international standard for information security management, is recognised the world over. It sets out the best-practice specifications of an information security management system (ISMS) that all organisations can employ to improve their information security posture.
Not only does ISO 27001 enable all organisations to implement and maintain an enterprise-wide ISMS, independent certification against the Standard demonstrates to all stakeholders that an organisation is following international information security best practice. Certification to the Standard is increasing in popularity: in Europe, the number of ISO 27001 certificates increased 24% between 2012 and 2013, according to the latest ISO Survey.
IT Governance’s Live Online ISO 27001 training courses provide professional certification to help professionals successfully implement the Standard in their organisation. Based on our successful classroom courses, our Live Online courses’ real-time, interactive delivery enables you to study from any location.