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Reference and guide to SFIA version 8. Framework status: Development.

#1245 Cybersecurity: change request pending

Cybersecurity is a growing aspect of all IT professionals roles and as such should be included in the framework. The description below highlights particular areas missing from our organisations perspective.

Key skills and activities that are essential to security professionals within our organisation:

  • Identifying and defending against new and changing cyber threats.
  • Implementing protocols to minimise vulnerabilities across a scaled organisation.
  • Capability to react efficiently to apparent cyber threats.
  • Creating models to assess potential information security threats.

To name but a few areas...

pending

braithwaite.m@heritage.com.au says:
Feb 28, 2018 03:32 AM

Many organizations are moving to create a role separate from CIO or CTO. This emerging role is CISO - Chief Information Security Officer. This role would seem to be underpinned in security skills for both information as well as infrastructure.
Skills areas to consider are threat identification , potential threat identification and threat response.

Paul D Jagger says:
May 25, 2018 07:15 AM

Since this change request was first submitted, SFIA has come on it leaps and bounds in its coverage of Information Security. I counsel against importing the term 'Cyber Security' into the SFIA Framework as it's a nebulous term which the media enjoy using as a portmanteau for all things in Information Security, Information Assurance and Information Risk Management. It may be good for a headline, not so for a detailed skills model.

Ian Seward says:
May 25, 2018 08:36 AM

I agree - I think we must find the right words for this and the content of the skills going forward. We do occasionally have to use 'headline' terminology but I think we should keep that out of the details of the framework but possibly justified for discussing how the framework addresses these issues. The trouble with bandwagons is you can jump on it, miss it, or be run over by it.

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