Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
The Right Professional Profile for a "Security Awareness Officer"
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I would like to get your input regarding the right profile of a “Security Awareness Officer”. Apparently there is not right or wrong however I have seen positions descriptions requiring an advanced degree in CS, CISSP and/or CISM certification and at least five (5) years of experience.
On the other hand some instructors at SANS advice the following requirements as the essential criteria:
– Interest in current security issues
-Strong communicator with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders and to gain buy in for user education efforts.
– First rate presentation skills
– Excellent time management skills and adaptability to change direction with very short notice
– Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and demands.
So the question is: Is necessary to have a tech background to be a good “security awareness officer”?
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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