Presenter: Dr. David H. Tobey; Director of Research and Assessments, National CyberWatch Center
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26th, 8 pm ET
1) C-I-A Triad
2) Controls, Threats & Attacks
4) Security Testing, Engineering, and Operations
The Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment will provide a proficiency profile and opportunity to earn badges in recognition for demonstration of conceptual understanding of the prerequisite knowledge for a career in information security and readiness to fully benefit from an information security fundamentals course. The Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment is therefore ideal for a student who is in the beginning or middle of their educational program but can be of value to any student who wishes to demonstrate to prospective employers that they possess the knowledge required to apply information security concepts in information technology and networking job roles that are the feeders into cybersecurity specialist jobs. According to Cyberseek (https://www.cyberseek.org/pathway.html) there are currently 299,126 open jobs in this career area. The Information Security Readiness Assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete.
The Core Concept Readiness Inventories will provide a proficiency profile and opportunity to earn badges in recognition for demonstration of conceptual understanding of the core concepts of information security within the four domains listed above. These assessments are most appropriate for students who have completed a course in information security fundamentals. These concepts must be mastered to meet the requirements for jobs in Systems Engineering (318,323 open positions) or an entry-level cybersecurity job as a Cybersecurity Technician or Specialist (9,232 open positions). Each of the four Core Concept Readiness Assessments take about 5-10 minutes to complete.