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Why have the Government started Focusing on Cybersecurity Training

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

States need to provide cybersecurity awareness education and might need it for their staff due to the increasing cyber-attacks.

FREMONT, CA: In today’s world of the internet, cyber-attacks have become a burning issue. An earlier similar type of cyber-attacks was made in a state in the U.S. due to which a decision had to be made that every state employees have to go through new training so that they can prevent ransomware attacks. The steps are taken so that security officials can counter the demand of the ransomware attacks that the state and local departments have to face. Furthermore, the government also passed an order that the state staffs have to complete their course of cybersecurity training within three months. If they fail to do it, formal disciplinary actions will be taken against them that can even consist of job loss.

Cybersecurity Training for State Workers 

The government also provides its employees with cybersecurity training as it is crucial to prepare the cybersecurity workforce so that they are updated on the skills and evolving threats. Due to the increasing cyber threats, it has become important even for the municipal workers to get trained so that they can recognize the risks and potential cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, and phishing scams. 

What Should Cybersecurity Training Cover

The security programs have to follow the checklist of authorized course certification. The application procedure has training courses that are developed both in-house and by third-party vendors, but every program with the certificate must have specific tools. 

Cybersecurity Workforce Development Toolkit: It permits a company with data, tools, and templates to build, plan, and develop a cybersecurity workforce.

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model: This allows organizations to estimate the planning of the cybersecurity workforce.

PushButtonPD Tool: The human Resource and Manager application was precisely created for all draft Federal employee cyber position descriptions. It is a Microsoft Excel workbook that makes the drafting of the position description simple without any previous knowledge of the cyber position.

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model: It lets the companies calculate their cybersecurity workforce planning readiness.

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