Cyber Security Certification Programmes

Eleni-Constantina Davri, Eleni Darra, Isidoros Monogioudis, Athanasios Grigoriadis, Christos Iliou, Notis Mengidis, Theodora Tsikrika, Stefanos Vrochidis, Adamantini Peratikou, Helen Gibson, Damir Haskovic, Dimitrios Kavallieros, Evangelos Chaskos, Peng Zhao, Stavros Shiaeles, Nick Savage, Babak Akhgar, Xavier Bellekens, Mohamed Amine Ben Farah

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Although a large and fast-growing workforce for qualified cybersecurity professionals exists, developing a cybersecurity certification framework has to overcome many challenges. Towards this end, an extended review of the cybersecurity certifications offered currently on the market from 9 major issuing companies is conducted. Moreover, the guidelines for the definition of a cybersecurity certification framework as they are provided from the recent Cyber Security Act and framework of ENISA, NIST and ISO/IEC 17024 are covered. A vast comparison among the presented cybersecurity certifications is given, based not only on the cybersecurity domain covered but also the required level of candidate’s experience. A proposed certification program has been also analyzed based on the learning pathways and the knowledge areas described in FORESIGHT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience (CSR)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665402859
ISBN (Print)9781665402866
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience - Virtual
Duration: 26 Jul 202128 Jul 2021


Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience
Abbreviated titleIEEE CSR
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  • Cybersecurity
  • certifications
  • education
  • certification frameworks


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