ISC2 is proud to be a part of several Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) initiatives and we anticipate continuing to work with ONCD to find innovative solutions to the challenges facing the sector.

Kemba Walden and Drenan Dudley were essential to the progress made so far following the departure of Chris Inglis. ISC2 is grateful for the opportunity to work with ONCD to provide a safe and secure cyber world for all.

There is a lot of work that remains to be done to address the growing cybersecurity workforce and skills gaps. ISC2 looks forward to working with Harry Coker, the newly appointed Director of ONCD, on a number of key issues.

Harmonization of reporting requirements is one area ISC2 is keen to address. There are currently almost 50 different cyber incident reporting requirements in place for the federal government in the United States alone. This creates unnecessary burdens on organizations and cybersecurity teams when faced with a cyber incident.

Emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity certifications in addressing the cybersecurity workforce gap. Skills-based hiring is on the rise, and leveraging certifications are is proven to provide practical knowledge tailored to align with the needs of the sector.

Creating new pathways into the sector and providing opportunities for current practitioners to further their professional development. Encouraging a diverse workforce is essential for closing the workforce and skills gaps and developing effective solutions to evolving challenges.

ISC2 looks ahead to new and exciting opportunities with ONCD and finding solutions for the cybersecurity workforce and skills gaps.

Resources for Cybersecurity Professionals and ISC2 Members:

For more information on the latest cybersecurity workforce research. Read the ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Report or visit our Insights Post ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study: Looking Deeper into the Workforce Gap.

ISC2 and The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) published a research report earlier that discussed the importance of harmonization across the global cybersecurity landscape and compared global cybersecurity regulations across several regions.

Security professionals looking for resources on governance, risk and compliance, ISC2 training initiatives like our Skill Builder on GRC provide an opportunity to develop a better understanding of compliance and rule changes.

For those interested in learning more about Cybersecurity Regulatory Landscape , the ISC2 Advocacy team discusses what you need to know in this one-hour recorded webinar.