Cyber security pros need regular skill upgradation: CEO ISACA

Cyber security is a growing challenge for all kinds of organizations in India. And this is believed to mushroom further as the country does not have a good pool of cyber security professionals in India. ISACA is one of the organizations which is focused on training cyber security professionals globally and so in India. Matt Leob, Global CEO, ISACA in his recent visit to India said, “Our objectives are also in line with what Government of India is striving towards – Skill India. Hence our focus is to created skilled cyber security professionals in the country”

ISACA is a global IT organization, having around 140,000 professionals in 190 countries. We have focused on skills’ development, workforce development and many other things. Through some of our recent acquisition, we have strengthened our presence globally. We recently acquired the CMMI Institute. At ISACA, we don’t look at things just from the workforce development side. But we believe that people are instrumental, who help enterprises to accomplish their business objectives.

In India we see opportunities to deliver more value. We are a 47 year old organization. And we feel that we don’t have as much visibility as we should have. We do have 10 local chapters in India which we have created with the help of volunteers.

ISACA has signed an MoU with NASSCOM recently in order to develop cyber security professionals. He mentioned NASSCOM because that is tangible, but I would go farther than this and say that ISACA and CMMI institutes have a very rich partner network which we will leverage to enhance cooperation. We want to be partner in India’s quest for skilled professionals. Now we believe that we have reached a stage where we can play a key role in creating and training professionals for handling cyber security issues more effectively.

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