News Provided By: Tiffani Iacolino, Product Marketing Manager, International Institute of Business Analysis™ | IIBA®
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The expansion of technology in our business and in our lives has made cybersecurity a top of mind concern for enterprises, governments, and individuals. This month is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and it’sa good time toraise awareness about online safety, privacy, and cybersecurity. Cyber risks are constantly evolving at a rapid pace and business analysis practitioners are at the forefront of ensuring businesses respond to and keeppace with these constantly changing threats
Did you know the average cost of a malware attack on a company is estimated at 2.4 million? (1)Recently, we have seen many organizations move their businesses to virtual environments, opening the potential to cyber-attacks and online vulnerabilities. Analysis plays a central role in the planning and preparation for securing these cyber environments.
Business analyst practitionerscan befoundonIT security teamsand are responsible for security operations analysis activities.
Business analysispractitioners play an important role in risk management and compliance teams which are responsible for risk management, compliance, audit, and enterprise-level analysis activities.
Business analyst practitioners are central to project/program management groups and are responsible for analysis activities related to solution design, development, anddeployment.
Business analysis practitioners frequently work within a support function of IT, such as operations or application support.
Businessanalystpractitioners are uniquelypositioned in the business environment to be the business’ connection point into IT or other security and risk functions.
Business analysis is about defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value. In the cybersecurity context, business analysis is about building security into every aspect of needs definition and solution delivery.
The newly enhanced cybersecurity eLearning program providesa robust description of the rolesand responsibilitiesthat business analysis plays in cybersecurityfor the enterprise.Thisreinvigorated eLearning experience, based on the generous feedback from our community,offers an enhanced and intuitive way to learn these important cybersecurity concepts.
Some of the updates and enhancements include:
Test Your Knowledge: Three levels of interactive knowledge checksto rate and gauge your comprehensionduring the module, at the end of each module, and a full comprehensive check at the end of the program. Ensuring your comfort-level with the learning materials along the way!
Industry Best Practices:Courses are presented by two leading experts in cybersecurity analysis and the learning material is aligned and based on ISO standards in cybersecurity.
Dynamic Multimedia: Upgraded video experience with improved accessibility (closed captioning), interactive “drag and drop”, “flip cards”, and “identify the markers” functionalities have been incorporated.
In addition, theselearning resources contain valuable information to prepare for the exam.
Business Analysts are Already Participating in Cybersecurity
Business Analysis is about understanding the requirements, the value, and in the cybersecurity context – it’s about incorporating security in everything a businessanalysis practitioner works on. This month and every month let’s continue to be #BeCyberSmart.