Cybersecurity Education: The Imperative to Rethink DeliveryDon Pezet of ITProTV on How to Best Address the Gaps in Today's Approaches
Many people enter the cybersecurity field with foundational skills, such as knowledge gleaned from college courses, and giving them "practical skills, to be ready go out on the job floor and be ready to do something - that takes a little bit of something extra," says ITProTV "edutainer" and co-founder Don Pezet.
"There's also the challenge of keeping things relevant and current; cybersecurity changes so fast, it's ridiculous," he says, adding that newly learned skills sometimes become outdated in only a year.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Pezet also discusses:
- Gaps he sees in current approaches to cybersecurity education;
- How to change the way cybersecurity education gets delivered today;
- What ITProTV is doing to help.
Pezet has been working in the IT industry since 1997. In addition to working with technology, he has been training others since 2001. He is a certified trainer with many vendors, including Microsoft, CompTIA, Google and Cisco. His combination of real-world experience, textbook knowledge and a questionable sense of humor have helped him to entertain and educate thousands of people.