Behavioural competencies are soft skills that can be described as the traits, abilities and motivations needed to deliver effective performance and predict future success in a workplace. Without realizing organizations have already been looking for specific behavioural competencies to carry out certain roles. For example, during selection or hiring, personnel with great analytical skills are more important for someone in investigations roles, rather than good communication skills which may be more important for someone in sales roles.
In information security domain, information security practitioners are tasked to:
- Protect confidentiality of information
- Preserve integrity of information
- Ensure availability of information to authorised personnel while prevent unauthorised access.
Therefore, in order to perform these roles effectively, information security practitioners should possess certain behavioural traits such as high ethical standards, compliance, reliability, and adaptability. If these traits can be identified and measured, these can indicate a prospect's current capabilities and future career development.
Behavioural Competency Assessment (BCA)
BCA is a psychometric test designed to measure behavioural competency that contribute to professional excellence in information security roles.
BCA measures FIVE factors influencing high performance in information security roles.