Why cyber training must be about results, not ticking boxes

Well-implemented training and development courses can play an invaluable role in strengthening a business, improving its access to essential skills without relying on contract workers or the expensive and often unpredictable recruitment process. Despite these benefits however, it is still all too common to find that organisations treat training activity as a simple tick-box exercise,...

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Going a step beyond ADDIE

The ADDIE model has served as a cornerstone for course development by instructional designers and training developers. Consisting of Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Analysis, the model has served Raytheon Professional Services well in the thousands of courses we have designed and executed over the years – including our latest Cyber Security Training Programmes. Applying...

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Upskilling: 5 Strategies for Success, and the Key Roles HR and L&D Can Play

The World Economic Forum’s 2018 “Future of Jobs” report stated that over half of employees will need “significant” re-skilling and upskilling by 2022. Organizations are already struggling to find, train and retain the talent they need to compete in the ever-evolving digital economy. Trends such as automation and the rise of cybercrime are quickly changing...

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Upskilling: Training to Address the Changing Workforce Landscape

There are seismic shifts underway in the global workforce that are challenging organizations of every size. While technological advances create powerful business opportunities, they also create significant skills gaps in various segments of the workforce. Adding to this challenge are generational issues. Many baby boomers are retiring and taking their sizable knowledge with them. And...

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No time to train? How virtual classrooms can deliver essential cyber skills

When it comes to learning and developing new skills, face-to-face time with an instructor is often seen as the ideal approach. Indeed, research from (ISC)2 found that 35 percent of cybersecurity professionals ranked in-person, instructor-led training as the most valuable way of developing their skills. However, while face-to-face, classroom-style teaching can deliver many benefits, it...

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