New cybersecurity guide is the first to gather global expertise

Worth adding to your own reference library…

Some of the world’s leading experts in cybersecurity have pooled their academic and industry insights to produce an authoritative guide that could help organizations to future proof their resources. The guide, the first of its kind, will also help expand the capabilities of those who will be at the forefront of tackling the challenges of an increasingly connected world.

Despite cyberattacks costing the global economy hundreds of billions of pounds each year, the cybersecurity sector has historically suffered from a skills gap and a lack of consistent knowledge and advice for people to reliably follow.

The Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) has been developed in a bid to fill that gap and is accompanied by further resources, all available for free and open source online.

Funded by the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme and initiated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), CyBOK is a major landmark and unique resource, covering the full breadth and depth of cybersecurity issues – from the role of human agency in compromising and safeguarding systems, to the importance of hardware  and protecting critical national infrastructures from cyberattacks.

It comprises 19 Knowledge Areas, documents that comprehensively explore the strengths, limitations and implications of issues such as risk management and governance, law and regulations, privacy and online rights, malware and criminal behaviors, securing mobile and web technologies, and large networked systems, software and hardware.

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