Thursday, 30 March 2023

Leveraging industry expertise to develop world-leading cybersecurity career pathways and professional recognition.

AustCyber has established a co-design team of cybersecurity experts, universities and industry associations to create the Australian Cyber Security Professionalisation Program (ACSP). It is a bid to repair Australia’s fragmented industry and provide clear, standardised pathways for professional growth and development.

KordaMentha’s Tony Vizza has been selected for the ACSP co-design team in recognition of his cybersecurity expertise, leadership in the betterment of national cybersecurity uplift initiatives and involvement in developing cyber skills frameworks in the US, UK and Asia Pacific. Tony joins an impressive collective of cybersecurity leaders, such as University of South Australia SmartSat CRC Chair of Cybersecurity, Jill Slay, and AustCyber Group Executive, Jason Murrell.

Currently, there are no universal standards for the recognition of professional competency or governance of the conduct of cyber experts. Tony Vizza discussed the increasingly urgent need for the program, noting, “The overall cybersecurity landscape will get worse before it gets better, with the scale of risk and vulnerability rising in tandem with our online existence. We need to increase the number of Australians entering the sector to help secure our digital presence and ensure employees graduating from the tertiary system are equipped with the skills and capabilities required as a working cyber security professional.”

KordaMentha is proud to support plans for a professionalisation scheme – an essential component to ensuring robust standards and a shared view of the critical skills, knowledge and experience required of a cybersecurity professional. Development of the ACSP is a positive move toward to enhance trust and confidence in the profession and industry.

Read more in AustCyber’s media release.