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Addressing the nontechnical aspects of cyber threats

The Need for Analytical Superheroes

January 2021, Number 10.04

“We tend to perceive cyber security as a purely technical issue. Dozens of reports from recent years point out the scarcity of cyber security experts and link this to a general lack of specialists educated in information technology. Emphasizing the relative dearth of technical talent, however, is a rather narrow perspective that doesn’t account for the need for many other types of experts with backgrounds and educations that are not purely technical. For example, the labor market is seeking cyber security managers, auditors, lawyers, homeland and international security experts, regional experts, educators and analysts. Nontechnical analysts are responsible for the contextualization of cyber security incidents and trends, a function the Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) has used in many key activities over the past four years...”

Excerpt from Ondřej Rojčík, “The Need for Analytical Superheroes,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues  10, No. 4, 2021: 30-33.

Dr. Ondřej Rojčík is the head and co-founder of the Strategic Information and Analysis Unit at the National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic. He has over 14 years of experience analyzing international security issues, including for the Czech Ministry of the Interior and for NATO. He holds a master’s degree in security studies from University College London and a Ph.D. in international relations from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

This article reflects the views of the author and are not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments.