IT security skills matrix template

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Overview

With our free IT security skills matrix template, you will receive a clear overview of the skills that are present in your organization, as well as those that are missing. Using this information, you can develop and implement a plan to ensure that your employees’ skills are up to date, comprehensive, compliant, and ready for the future.

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE)
  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
  • Certified Digital Forensic Examiner (CDFE)
  • Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO)

Related skills

Risk management: IT security professionals need to be able to assess and manage risks to information security. Certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from (ISC)² and the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) from ISACA validate risk management skills.

Network security: IT security professionals need to be able to design and implement secure network architectures. Certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA validate network security skills.

Application security: IT security professionals need to be able to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities in applications. Certifications such as the Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE) from the International Association of Software Quality and the GIAC Web Application Defender (GWEB) validate application security skills.

Incident response: IT security professionals need to be able to respond to security incidents and mitigate their impact. Certifications such as the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) from the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners validate incident response skills.

Compliance: IT security professionals need to be familiar with regulatory compliance requirements such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and GDPR. Certifications such as the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA validate compliance skills.

Benefits

Skills management software can help security professionals stay current with the latest threats and vulnerabilities, identify gaps in their expertise, and plan and track progress towards improving their skills.

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