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Cybersecurity Education: The Imperative to Rethink Delivery

Don Pezet of ITProTV on How to Best Address the Gaps in Today's Approaches
Don Pezet, co-founder and "edutainer," ITProTV

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.

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"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current; cybersecurity changes so fast, it's ridiculous," he says, adding that newly learned skills sometimes become outdated in only a year.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.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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