The Information Security Forum (ISF), the trusted source that senior security professionals and board members turn to for strategic and practical guidance on information security and risk management, today announced the release of Building Tomorrow’s Security Workforce. The organizations latest digest helps organizations to focus on building the information security skills and expertise necessary to retain employees within a progressive, engaging and collaborative environment that satisfies career aspirations. The paper uses the concept of the security workforce to reflect this diversity – encompassing all individuals who contribute to an organization’s information security, irrespective of functional designation or reporting line.
With a dynamic threat landscape growing in sophistication and intent, expectations on the information security function are increasing rapidly. With limited personnel available to manage the risk, attracting, recruiting and retaining a workforce presents a significant challenge for providing immediate and sustainable security. Shortfalls in skills and capabilities are manifesting as major security incidents that damage organizational performance, reputation and image. Building tomorrow’s security workforce is vital to addresses this challenge and deliver robust security for organizations in the digital age.