IFIP Announces Cybersecurity Specialism Professional Standard
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Comments

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) announced a cybersecurity specialism for information, communications and technology (ICT) professionals working in this discipline.

The specialism, which is an add-on to IP3’s existing standards framework for ICT professionals, will be available to any individual members of IFIP’s member societies who have been certified by IP3.

IP3’s new chair, Moira de Roche, said the new specialism is based on work undertaken by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which already launched the specialism in its local market.

“We are very grateful to the ACS for sharing the outcomes of their work with us so that a global standards framework can be established,” she said. “IP3 will maintain the standard from this point and take responsibility for ensuring that it is regularly updated to encompass new and emerging technologies and issues.”

The specialism will incorporate industry certifications to ensure a high level of alignment across the profession.

“Cybercrime reportedly cost the world around $450 billion in 2016 and is predicted by Forbes to exceed $2 trillion in 2019,” de Roche said. “At the same time, we face an international shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals to help safeguard business and government systems from this threat.”

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