The National Qualifications Agency informed the State Special Communications Administration about the entry into the Register of Qualifications of information regarding the professional standards "Developer of information protection systems", "Network and systems administrator", "Specialist in the field of information protection", "Security analyst of information and telecommunication systems", "Specialist on security issues (information and communication technologies)", "Instructor-methodologist in information security and cyber security".
The inclusion of these professional standards in the Register of Qualifications means that from now on, higher education institutions can use these standards to improve educational programs and introduce specialization, and specialists and employers themselves can use them to assess the level of knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the current needs of the industry.
"State Special Communications continues to systematically reform Ukraine's professional education in the field of cyber security. We are working on the implementation of the best global educational practices, taking into account the experience of the European Qualification Framework and the American Strategic Education Initiative in the field of cyber security, which meet the standards of the EU and the USA," said Oleksandr Potii, deputy head of the State Intelligence Service.
We will remind, for the first time in many years, changes were made to the state classifier of professions and new professions in the field of cyber security and information security were added. In total, there are now 27 of them in the classifier. Also this year, six new professional standards in the field of information security and cyber security were developed and approved in November at the initiative of the State Intelligence Service. In 2023, the State Special Communications Service plans to develop professional standards for 14 other new professions included in the classifier.
The first six professional standards were developed with the support of the USAID Project "Cybersecurity of Critically Important Infrastructure of Ukraine".
Currently, work is underway to develop a number of professional standards, and from next year, independent qualification centers should appear in Ukraine, where specialists who have received their education in formal education institutions or independently will be able to confirm the suitability of their knowledge, skills and competencies for the positions they are applying for.