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Desired cybersecurity skills and skills acquisition methods in the organizations (2022)


Aaltola, K., Ruoslahti, H., & Heinonen, J. (2022). Desired cybersecurity skills and skills acquisition methods in the organizations. In T. Eze, N. Khan, & C. Onwubiko (Eds.), ECCWS 2022 : Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (pp. 1-9). Academic Conferences International Ltd. Proceedings of the European conference on cyber warfare and security, 21. https://doi.org/10.34190/eccws.21.1.293


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Aaltola, Kirsi; Ruoslahti, Harri; Heinonen, Jarmo

Parent publication: ECCWS 2022 : Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Parent publication editors: Eze, Thaddeus; Khan, Nabeel; Onwubiko, Cyril

Conference:

  • European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Place and date of conference: University of Chester, UK, 16.-17.6.2022

eISBN: 978-1-914587-41-2

Journal or series: Proceedings of the European conference on cyber warfare and security

ISSN: 2048-8602

eISSN: 2048-8610

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 08/06/2022

Number in series: 21

Pages range: 1-9

Number of pages in the book: 449

Publisher: Academic Conferences International Ltd

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.34190/eccws.21.1.293

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/81832


Abstract

Key personnel and their competences play important roles in continuity management and improving resilience of cybersecurity in organizations. Researchers have addressed many topics and studies in the cybersecurity domain. However, relevant cybersecurity skills and acquisition of them in expertise development, have only been partially touched. If designed systematically and properly, cybersecurity training can improve cybersecurity expertise to ensure better performance in complex cybersecurity situations. More through study on the acquisition of cybersecurity skills, and work-life needs are needed. The research three questions of this study are: How do work-life representatives see cybersecurity? How do work-life representatives see cybersecurity related skills? How do work-life representatives see methods for skills acquisition in the organizations? The work is multi-method, as it builds on both a literature review on skills acquisition in cybersecurity, and on empirical findings of a questionnaire study on cybersecurity skills desired by the work-life representatives. The findings show that cybersecurity is seen important in the organizations. The demanded skills from the employees focus especially on communication and situational awareness. There is a specific need for training with Cyber Ranges (CR) to ensure skills acquisition on cybersecurity. These results can be used to plan and design training and education for future professionals. This study aims to promote constructive discussion on skills and their acquisition in the cybersecurity domain.


Keywords: organisations (systems); cyber security; resilience; employees; know-how; skills; training

Free keywords: information technology; resilience; cybersecurity; cybersecurity skills; skills acquisition; training; Cyber Ranges (CRs)


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Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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