Be part of the ISSA Cybersecurity Career Lifecycle® (CSCL) and tell us YOUR story by answering these questions.
Please review the Stages of the ISSA Cybersecurity Career Lifecycle® (below) before proceeding to the questionnaire.
Pre-Professional: any individual who has not yet (and never has) obtained a position working in the cybersecurity field. This may include anyone who has interest in working in this area with or without formal training and education in the field. Examples of individuals and or situations who may be part of this phase are: individuals who are switching careers (former military, IT, retail, law enforcement, etc.) and students (high school or university).
Entry Level: An individual who has yet to master general cybersecurity methodologies/principles. Individuals in this phase of the lifecycle may have job titles such as; associate cybersecurity analyst, associate network security analyst, and cybersecurity risk analyst for example.
Mid-Career: An individual who has mastered general of security methodologies/principles and have determined their area of focus or specialty. Individuals in this phase of the lifecycle may have job titles such as; network security analyst, cybersecurity forensics analyst, application security engineer, network security engineer. Individuals who are nearing the “senior level”, may begin to hold job titles such as senior network security engineer, senior cybersecurity analyst for example.
Senior Level: An individual who has extensive experience in cybersecurity and has been in the profession for 10+ years. These individuals have job titles such as senior cybersecurity risk analysis, principal application security engineer, director of cybersecurity, etc.
Security Leader: An individual who has extensive security experience, ability to direct and integrate security into an organization. These individuals have job titles such as Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Cybersecurity Architect, etc. After extensive periods of leadership – some become recognized industry leaders.
For more information on the ISSA Cybersecurity Career Lifecycle® go to: https://www.issa.org/?page=CSCL
1. For follow-up purposes, please provide: *This question is required.
2. What is your: *This question is required.
3. Referring to the above "Stages of the ISSA Cybersecurity Career Lifecycle®," at which stage are you in the CSCL? *This question is required.
15. In your opinion, what are the three most important soft skills one needs to acquire in order to evolve in this profession? *This question is required.
16. Have you ever coached or mentored anyone in cybersecurity? *This question is required.