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The CERT Approach to Cybersecurity Workforce Development

Technical Report
This report describes a model commonly used for developing and maintaining a competent cybersecurity workforce, explains some operational limitations associated with that model, and presents a new approach to cybersecurity workforce development.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2010-TR-045

Abstract

For most established organizations, developing and maintaining a competent cybersecurity workforce needs little justification and is, in fact, a central requirement for ensuring resilient operations. As a result, these organizations invest significant resources in attempts to fulfill this requirement. However, most organizations find that the rapid changes and dynamic nature of cybersecurity make keeping their workforce up to date a very challenging problem. This report describes a traditional model commonly used for addressing this challenge, explains some operational limitations associated with that model, and presents a new, continuous approach to cybersecurity workforce development.

Cite This Technical Report

Hammerstein, J., & May, C. (2010, December 1). The CERT Approach to Cybersecurity Workforce Development. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-045). Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-cert-approach-to-cybersecurity-workforce-development/.

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author={Hammerstein, Josh and May, Christopher},
title={The CERT Approach to Cybersecurity Workforce Development},
month={Dec},
year={2010},
number={CMU/SEI-2010-TR-045},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-cert-approach-to-cybersecurity-workforce-development/},
note={Accessed: 2024-Feb-26}
}

Hammerstein, Josh, and Christopher May. "The CERT Approach to Cybersecurity Workforce Development." (CMU/SEI-2010-TR-045). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, December 1, 2010. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-cert-approach-to-cybersecurity-workforce-development/.

J. Hammerstein, and C. May, "The CERT Approach to Cybersecurity Workforce Development," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-045, 1-Dec-2010 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-cert-approach-to-cybersecurity-workforce-development/. [Accessed: 26-Feb-2024].

Hammerstein, Josh, and Christopher May. "The CERT Approach to Cybersecurity Workforce Development." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-045). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Dec. 2010. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-cert-approach-to-cybersecurity-workforce-development/. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Hammerstein, Josh; & May, Christopher. The CERT Approach to Cybersecurity Workforce Development. CMU/SEI-2010-TR-045. Software Engineering Institute. 2010. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-cert-approach-to-cybersecurity-workforce-development/