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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 (21, pp. 1-9). Academic Conferences International Ltd. Proceedings of the European conference on cyber warfare and security. https://doi.org/10.34190/eccws.21.1.293


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Publication details

All authors or editorsAaltola, Kirsi; Ruoslahti, Harri; Heinonen, Jarmo

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

Parent publication editorsEze, Thaddeus; Khan, Nabeel; Onwubiko, Cyril

Conference:

  • European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Place and date of conferenceUniversity of Chester, UK16.-17.6.2022

eISBN978-1-914587-41-2

Journal or seriesProceedings of the European conference on cyber warfare and security

ISSN2048-8602

eISSN2048-8610

Publication year2022

Publication date08/06/2022

Volume21

Issue number1

Pages range1-9

Number of pages in the book449

PublisherAcademic Conferences International Ltd

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.34190/eccws.21.1.293

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen 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.


Keywordsorganisations (systems)cyber securityresilienceemployeesknow-howskillstraining

Free keywordsinformation technology; resilience; cybersecurity; cybersecurity skills; skills acquisition; training; Cyber Ranges (CRs)


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating1


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