[MEDIA RELEASE] New Zealand Information Security Workforce Development Strategy Launched
In2securITy today launched the New Zealand Information Security Workforce Development Strategy.
New Zealand has faced many challenges when protecting its valuable information. Time and again, many private and public sector organisations have failed to approach these challenges with the maturity, governance and technical excellence that modern systems require.
As the pace of technical innovation increases, the complexity and quantity of these challenges will only increase. As a result, New Zealand needs to seize this opportunity to modernise its approach to the recruitment, retention and professionalization of its information security industry – an industry that will be tasked with protecting our systems and sensitive information for years to come.
The New Zealand Information Security Workforce Development Strategy outlines the issues faced by New Zealand organisations when addressing this challenge as well as the threat posed by failing to act now.
In addition, this strategy contains an evaluation of a 12 month pilot scheme, in2securITy, launched in 2012 to address these issues. This scheme has proven without doubt that New Zealand has a large appetite and need for this kind of development programme.
Finally, this strategy outlines a set of objectives and operating principles for the implementation of a National Information Security Workforce Development Strategy, to consist of a set of proposed initiatives – each designed to make New Zealand a global leader in the strategic development of world class information security professionals.
These proposed initiatives include:
• Dedicated Security Education and Project Spaces
• National Security Apprenticeship Scheme
• Security Training and Development Fund
• National Schools Integration Programme
• University Integration Programme
• National Security Awareness Programme
• New Zealand Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
• Information Security Workforce Development Board
An electronic version of this media release is available at: http://goo.gl/mmlZm
An electronic version of the New Zealand Information Security Workforce Development Strategy is now available at: http://goo.gl/hIQoF
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