Organisations face increasing cyber threat
Organisations are at greater risk of cyber-attacks and data breaches than ever before. An average data breach costs public companies $116 million, an Audit Analytics report found.
Since the global pandemic and move to at-home work, the US FBI reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes.
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cyber security researchers, global cybersecurity spending is expected to exceed $6 trillion worldwide.
To be able to meet the increasing threat, the cybersecurity workforce must grow by 62% in the United States (US) and 89% globally.
Leaders must decide whether they need to increase their capacity by upskilling existing staff, recruiting new team members or a combination of both.
The new Questionmark Critical Cyber Diagnostic Test by CyberVista assesses worker skills across seven core areas and verifies their proficiency in cyber defence. This assessment is the first step in an organisation viewing the human factor of its security posture.
It is aimed at cybersecurity specialists and other workers who manage sensitive data and systems as part of their job role. Leaders can use the test results to make better decisions on who to develop, train and recruit.
The test highlights areas of weakness within the cybersecurity objectives. Employers can introduce training and improve performance, much of which CyberVista can provide.
By identifying vulnerabilities, the test is the first step in employers managing their security risks.
The results of the test can demonstrate to regulators that workers understand the basic competencies associated with cybersecurity.
Hirers can ensure they are bringing people with the right skills and knowledge into their cybersecurity roles.
The assessment has been developed by CyberVista security and Questionmark assessment experts. It is valid, fair, and defensible.
Random question selection
The assessment uses random selection so each person taking the test gets a slightly different sequence of questions, so organisations can test people again to measure knowledge later.
Unlimited number of test-takers
Assess an unlimited number of test-takers, wherever they are based.
Clear and detailed feedback on what people get wrong, providing areas where training is required.
Organisations can run reports to view performance across teams.
Integrated into the platform
For existing customers, the test will run on the repository in their Questionmark platform.
Easy to use
For organisations without the Questionmark platform, the assessment can be accessed through a web link, requiring no installation.
We have teamed with CyberVista, the cybersecurity workforce development leaders to create the Questionmark Critical Cyber Diagnostic Test by CyberVista.