Skills, Capabilities and Benchmarking with Louise Smith

If you can refine and define your benchmarking it will ensure that you’re prepared for and supporting the depth and breath that you need across your workforce.
— Louise Smith

Louise Smith is the Australian computer society director for workforce development and education. She is a business capabilities specialist with over 15 years of experience consulting to individual businesses and governments on the skill needs within their organization. 

During this episode, Louise will discuss the Sophia Framework and its application to organizations. Find out how individuals can define their current skill set in the cybersecurity workforce. Learn if your organization can benefit from a variety of skills and experience amongst your team.

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Time Stamps:

  • 00:32 - Louise introduction and background

  • 01:52 - The Sophia framework & how CIO’s can use it

  • 08:24 - Spohia’s capability framework and assessment

  • 12:27 - What makes Sophia stand out from other frameworks?

  • 17:08 - Adjusting hiring practices to accommodate what's needed

  • 18:48 - “Truly understand the roles and define them effectively and consistently.” - Louise Smith

  • 22:12 - Successfully identifying skills of potential cyber security role

  • 27:27 - Do most teams have a specific set of diverse skills?

  • 31:34 - “There variation both in the depth and breath of the way in which skills are applied, adapted, and driven back into the business.“ - Louise Smith

  • 33:04 - “If you can refine and define your benchmarking it will ensure that you’re prepared for and supporting the depth and breath that you need across your workforce.” - Louise Smith

  • 34:00 - Skills you might need in the future - A self reflection