The lack of qualified professionals at major businesses with knowledge in cybersecurity is exacerbating data breaches, and has been called an “existential threat to our national security.” What there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on is how that problem should be solved. Are there really not enough qualified people to fill the cybersecurity skills gap? The short answer is no.
If you are clear on a career in cybersecurity, spending 4 years on a bachelor’s degree is more than likely a waste of your time and money. You can learn everything for free on the Internet. And, are “core” courses really going to help you? Political science, art appreciation, history?
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We get asked all the time – should I get a CISM, CISSP, or both?
The short answer is you should get the CISSP certification.
The long answer is that it really depends on your goals and what you are trying to accomplish.
There are many ways to land a job that requires the CISSP certification. In this post, I share three methods to empower you to find your ideal job, leveraging your CISSP certification.
Alpine Security CTO, “Doc” Sewell, describes his obsession with computers, programming, and cybersecurity from elementary school until now.
If you are looking for the best cybersecurity career path this article has everything you need. We explain the best post graduation steps you need to take to get your foot in the door with major cybersecurity companies.
Whether you want to get an entry-level cybersecurity position or you just want to enhance the skills you already have, here is a list of the top 5 cybersecurity certifications employers are looking for.
In our increasingly digital world, cybersecurity is becoming more and more important. If you are considering trying to break into this field of work, then read our handy guide on how to get into cyber security.
A great way to get ahead in a cybersecurity career is to secure a credential. One of the most popular is the CompTIA Security+ certification. Don’t be intimidated by the thought of the test! There are ways to prepare and it is actually a very approachable credential for a beginning professional. Here are the answers to a few FAQ’s that candidates often have.
If you’re looking to break into the cybersecurity profession, you have two different potential career paths facing you. You can either enroll in a college degree program, or complete cybersecurity certifications. This article will walk you through both options so that you can determine which path is better suited to your career goals.
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the world. Job seekers, career switchers, and hiring managers alike need a fast but rigorous way to qualify candidates for jobs. Certifications prepare cybersecurity specialists for jobs and help companies determine which candidates are best qualified for their open positions.
To be best prepared to enter or promote your role in the cybersecurity job market, it’s a good idea to explore the certifications available, including the top seven which will prepare you for specific roles, including: CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CAP, CEH, CHFI, CISM, and CASP.
Certifications can be the most cost-effective way to boost your credentials no matter where you are in your career. Some cybersecurity certifications are fairly straightforward, but others can provide you with a real challenge.We ranked the seven hardest cybersecurity certifications based on required experience, exam duration, exam requirements, and prerequisites needed to earn the certificate as well as the pay it can offer.
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States (and really, around the world). If you’re looking at making it your career, you need to know what cybersecurity jobs are the hottest up-and-comers in 2018.We created a point system in which we assigned value to each job based on pay, growth rate, career options, coolness factor, and experience required. Here are our topic picks.
When it comes to the numbers of women in cybersecurity, we’ve got good news and bad news.The good news is that women are well represented in on-screen hacker dramas. Nomi in Sense8, Chen Lien in Blackhat, and Lisbeth Salandar in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all portray tech-savvy female hackers to their legions of fans around the world.
One of today’s most in-demand and lucrative fields, cybersecurity (or infosec, as it’s sometimes called) can let you protect key data, undermine international espionage, catch cyber criminals, and stay on the front lines of technology. Plus, you can earn a top-performer’s salary and enjoy a range of interesting career opportunities. Let’s take a look at what cybersecurity is, the state of the infosec job market, cybersecurity across industries, careers in the field, and educational opportunities to help you get started.
Are you looking for a career on the front lines of national defense or at the cutting edge of corporate security?
Information security, sometimes called cybersecurity, could be the field for you.
Since entering the IT field later in my career-life, I noticed an on-going debate amongst cybersecurity professionals: to cert or not to cert. There seems to be those (like myself) that push the obtainment of a certificate(s). On the flip side, there are those that tend to lump certificates into the “not-needed” category. Mostly, the argument is “learn it yourself”. This is especially true among “hackers”. I say “hackers” because the term hacker is actually a misnomer, and can be its own topic. The bigger picture considers whether a certificate outweighs a degree program.
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