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ISACA’s cybersecurity Nexus launches tools to help cyber pros

Global IT and cybersecurity association ISACA has launched two free digital tools through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX):

  • Cybersecurity Career Road Map
  • Threats and Controls

Navigating a Cybersecurity Career

The new CSX Career Road Map enables job seekers to personalize the tool with their name, title, experience, certifications and skills to identify job roles that closely match their qualifications. It also highlights areas for future growth and development.

“It’s an employee’s job market right now, with many more open cybersecurity positions than there are skilled candidates to fill them,” said Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, international president of ISACA. “ISACA’s CSX career tool helps individuals identify several cybersecurity roles that may be a good fit based on their current skill sets, experience and credentials, and also highlights potential areas of focus to help them advance in their careers.”

Candidates can save and share their personalized road maps, and can update them for new job role suggestions as their skills and experience grow and evolve.

Identifying Controls for Top Cyber Threats

According to ISACA’s January 2016 Cybersecurity Snapshot, the top three cyber threats in 2016 are:

  1. Social engineering
  2. Insider threats
  3. Advanced persistent threats

The new CSX Threats & Controls tool provides cybersecurity professionals with robust content about those three threats and their associated key controls, as well seven more:

  • Cybercrime
  • DDoS
  • Malware
  • Mobile malware
  • Ransomware
  • Unpatched systems
  • Watering hole

In total, the complimentary tool features 72 controls.

To access the Cybersecurity Career Road Map, visit To view the Threats & Controls tool, visit

These tools are the latest resources from ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), which provides knowledge, tools, training and credentials for cybersecurity professionals at every level of their careers. Recently, ISACA launched the CSX Practitioner certification, the first vendor-neutral, performance-based cybersecurity credential.

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