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Business Analysis is Changing Cybersecurity


Explore New Cybersecurity Analysis Certification Program

The role of business analysis in cybersecurity is rapidly on the rise. According to "Unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide will reach 3.5 million by 2021".1

Cybersecurity is a growing and exciting market for business analysis professionals to tap into. How can you scale and upskill yourself to move into a role in cybersecurity? Do you have the skills needed to pursue this opportunity?

Cybersecurity issues ripple into business processes and nearly every other area that requires proven analysis techniques. The critical judgment and systems thinking, based on good analysis of the problem, is exactly what business analysis professionals know how to do. The skills you already possess can be applied to the world of cybersecurity in several areas.

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In IIBA’s 2019 Global Business Analysis Salary Survey2 21% of respondents reported they currently work in their organizations’ cybersecurity practice, as a critical liaison between technology and the business.

IIBA® has partnered with IEEE Computer Society to explore what knowledge and skills professionals need and how to collaborate with the information systems, security professionals and business partners to address cybersecurity risks. IIBA looked at the importance of having security ‘built-in’ and not just ‘bolted onto’ your organization’s applications, business processes, and risk plans. The result of this ongoing work is a new comprehensive cybersecurity analysis learning and certification program3 that will develop your basic knowledge and competency in the effective use of cybersecurity tools and approaches to information and process management.

Interested in learning more?

The market numbers show this is still a growing industry and there are opportunities waiting to be explored, according to the global cybersecurity market size is forecasted to grow to 248.26 billion U.S. dollars by 20234.

To support the launch of the new cybersecurity analysis and certification program IIBA is offer a limited time exclusive exam rebate. Now you can be among the first to earn your Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis and receive a 100% rebate*! Get the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis (IIBA®-CCA) exam at no cost* when you write the exam on or before April 30, 2020. There are no special codes required, simply write the exam during the promotional time period and a 100% rebate* will be applied. 


To learn more about what’s ahead for cybersecurity, what you need to know to be prepared for today’s cybersecurity challenges and what the future holds for your career in this industry, visit IIBA’s webinar archives for the latest in our cybersecurity webinars featuring industry experts including Rich Hilliard, IEEE delegate, software systems architect and a visiting research scientist at MIT's Experimental Study Group; Terry Baresh, CBAP, Business Analyst Consultant, Securian Financial; Bindu Channaveerappa, CBAP, Business Analysis Consultant, i-Perceptions Consulting Limited and Director IIBA UK Chapter; Laura Brandenburg, CBAP, internationally-recognized leader known for helping mid-career professionals start BA careers and the creator of Bridging the Gap and best-selling author of How to Start a Business Analyst Career; and Christine Sigrist, Program Manager for Business Analysis and Data Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education.

Be an early adopter

Stop wondering what you can do to prepare for today’s cybersecurity challenges and get started today by taking advantage of the IIBA and IEEE Computer Society Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis (IIBA®-CCA) exam at no cost*. This is a limited time offer that can help put you on track to protect your organization from rising cybersecurity threats.






2. 2019. IIBA Global Business Analysis Salary Survey.