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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022  

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is a global collaboration between governments and industry to raise awareness about the importance of digital security. It is an annual reminder to all of us to bring cybersecurity to top of mind not only in business but in every part of our digital lives. This year’s theme is “see yourself in cyber,” empowering everyone to participate in cybersecurity and protect their digital data. Essentially #BeCyberSmart. 


In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 IIBA has put together the top cybersecurity blogs to help your everyday business analysis practices.


“The annual damage led by cybercrimes is predicted to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025. The yearly damage caused by cybercrime attacks is expected to reach $6 trillion in 2022. Experts say that cyber security threats have already led to damage worth $2 trillion so far.”
According to enterpriseappstoday article

With cybersecurity being more important than ever, business analysis professionals have become key players in mitigating cyber risks and ensuring businesses respond to and keep pace with these constantly changing cybersecurity threats. Business analysis plays a vital role in the planning and preparation of these cyber environments and the longevity and success of businesses in this digital era.  

In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022, IIBA has put together our top cybersecurity blogs: 

7 Cybersecurity RED Flags You Need to Know   
Professionals across the globe are working together to help raise awareness about cybersecurity and the flags that can be easily identified.

How Business Analysis is Advancing Cybersecurity  
Let’s take a look at a few ways business analysts play an important role in cybersecurity. 

5 Things Business Analysts Can Do to Advance Their Cybersecurity Practice 
Business analysis professionals promote cybersecurity by acting as liaisons between security, IT, business, and project management. Find out how. 
Why Cybersecurity Needs Analysis
Understanding why cybersecurity needs analysis will give company leaders a framework for setting up more effective measures for protecting their organizations from cyber attacks. 

What Tools Do Business Analysis Professionals Use to Manage Cybersecurity Analysis? 
Business analysis professionals skilled in cybersecurity analysis can help keep company networks secure during this time of heightened cybercrime. 

Are You Ready to Step into a Cybersecurity Role? 
Wondering if it’s time to step into a cybersecurity role? Ask yourself these three questions. 

Cybersecurity Made a National Priority in the USA 
On August 25, 2021, the white house sponsored a summit of government and industry leaders on the topic of Cybersecurity. Find out what this means. 

Want to Learn More About Cybersecurity?  

Join our upcoming webinar Unlocking Cybersecurity: What Business Analysis Professionals Need to Know on October 25 at 12:00 pm ET. Learn about the different business analysis roles that support cyber teams in organizations and tips and secrets to help you find the key that opens the cybersecurity practice door!


Limited Time Offer 

Explore IIBA’s Cybersecurity Analysis Certification Program. For a limited time, IIBA Members get a 20%* exam rebate when they write the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis (IIBA®- CCA) or the Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA) exams during October. Learn more here

*Terms & Conditions: The 20% exam rebate offer applies to IIBA® Members in good standing who write the IIBA®-CCA or the IIBA®-CBDA exams from October 1 to October 31, 2022. The discount applies to exam fees and exam rewrite fees only. The rebate will be applied to the original payment method after the exam is completed in USD and may take up to December 15, 2022, to be processed. Currency exchange rates fluctuate daily so the amount refunded may differ from the purchase price. The exam rebate applies to the exam portion of the IIBA®-CCA bundled price. The offer does not apply to bulk purchasing. This offer is subject to change without notice. Note: The exam cannot be taken on the same day as the exam purchase. Exam scheduling availability is determined by the exam fulfillment service.  


About The Author:
Shyra Wells, Communications and Media Relations Specialist, International Institute of Business Analysis™ | IIBA®

Shyra Wells is the Communications and Media Relations Specialist at IIBA® and has 10+ years of communications experience across Academia, Fintech, Government and Renewable Energy industries. She contributes to the growth of IIBA’s ecosystems through marketing and communications efforts and is passionate about IIBA’s global reach. Originally from Edmonton, but now living an east coast lifestyle in PEI, she enjoys travelling, interior design, Barre and exploring with her two pups Keira and Hank! 


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