Cybersecurity education company Infosec Institute has launched Infosec Skills Roles, a set of pre-built training roadmaps aligned to what the company says are the 12 most in-demand cybersecurity roles to help organizations upskill and cross-train talent for open security positions.
The new offering comes as the U.S. cybersecurity shortage remains north of half a million, with more than half of the open jobs requiring at least one certification. Infosec Institute seeks to lessen that figure by providing training recommendations for the 12 most common positions, including SOC analyst, security engineer, penetration tester, cybersecurity beginner and others.
With the training, organizations can both upskill and reskill existing cybersecurity professionals and help others break into the industry.
According to the company, the 12 Skills Roles outline which training and certifications are needed so learners can focus on the most important areas to strengthen and help organizations fill gaps on their security teams..
Essentially, Skills Roles is designed to point leaners in the right direction and fill open roles more efficiently, as well as improve cybersecurity retention rates.
Infosec Skills Roles are hosted in the Infosec Skills training platform, which currently offers more than 1,400 cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges mapped to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity and MITRE ATT&CK Matrix.
“Filling the cybersecurity talent pipeline with skilled and certified professionals is the key to helping organizations stay secure and competitive in the ever-evolving threatscape. We created Infosec Skills Roles to simplify the process and make cybersecurity careers more accessible,” said Joanna Beer, vice president of content at Infosec, in a statement. “Both individual learners and organizations can use Infosec Skills Roles to adapt to different learner needs and give people the skills they need quickly.”