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Cybersecurity education vs. cybersecurity training
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of May 2012
As you look to improve yourself as a cybersecurity professional, you often need help from an outside source to increase your knowledge. Security is a broad topic encompassing many disciplines, and cybersecurity is no different. There are technical, procedural, and managerial aspects to be considered to grow your knowledge of cybersecurity; you need to be proactive or you could be left behind. Plus, there are often many different ways to solve the same security problem. Knowing what to do and how to do it requires both knowledge and experience, but how do you gain this expertise? The answer is cybersecurity training and education, but which is more important? Where should you focus your limited time? Some consider security training and education to be the same thing, but there is a difference between the two. Consider them two sides of the same coin. Both training and education play a part in overcoming knowledge gaps. You need to be aware of your needs, wants, and goals before proceeding. This includes knowing where you want to ...
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