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Introduction

Symantec's mature Security Simulation Platform has been used internally to provide war game training over a four-year period, and the technology is now being made available to external clients as a managed security service.

Highlights

  • IT and security professionals are often no better prepared for meeting the demands of today's ever-changing threat environment than any other business user. Practical, hands-on approaches that include the simulation and gamification of real threats in a safe but realistic environment can help improve things.
  • There is currently a skills shortfall of around 1.5 million people across the security industry, and those that are employed are fighting an uphill battle to keep their skills relevant and up to date.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the benefits of Symantec's solution in addressing the current skills shortfall in the security industry.
  • Evaluates Symantec's approach to security training and strengthening cyber-readiness.

Key questions answered

  • How does Symantec's approach to security training differ from more traditional methods?
  • How can the solution enable users to prepare for sophisticated, advanced, and targeted attacks?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The security skills shortfall continues to grow
  • The focus needs to be on better understanding and improving threat protection
  • Symantec adds simulation and gamification to security training
  • Thinking like an attacker can deliver business benefits

Appendix

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  • Author

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