Financing Your Professional Education in Cybersecurity and IT For many of us, the learning process doesn’t end with a diploma, but instead is a continuous life journey. Thanks to evolving technology, a fluctuating job market and the general pursuit of happiness, there are always new skills and valuable knowledge to attain to stay sharp and […]
The 12 Certs of Christmas We’re smack in the middle of the holiday season with only 12 days left until Christmas. Rather than overload you with lords-a-leaping or swans-a-swimming (enjoy having the song stuck in your head!), we decided to bring you 12 certifications to consider through the holidays and into the New Year. Whether […]
How Israel Closed The Cybersecurity Skills Gap We talk a lot about how the cybersecurity talent shortage, in the United States and around the world, is increasingly dire…with little hope of it improving anytime soon. We talk about the fragmented cybersecurity training landscape in America, the lack of standardization in job roles, the unprepared university […]
You Studied, But Didn’t Pass the CISSP Exam. Originally posted 10/20/2016 – Updated 11/15/2018 The CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification from (ISC)² has been one of the most popular and in-demand cybersecurity certifications in the years following its original introduction in 1994. At the time of this posting, (ISC)² reports active membership of over 138,000 […]
My Experience with a Remote Proctored Cybersecurity Exam Test-takin’ is a-changin’ I remember my first cert exam. Sporting my lucky sweatpants I drove 40 minutes to the closest testing center to enter a beige, over-air conditioned, over-crowded computer lab that smelled like the inside of an old gym bag.
Hack the Vote: Vulnerabilities in Today’s Voting Infrastructure As November approaches, it’s hard to ignore the constant buzz of stories surrounding the midterm elections. Political parties, media, and celebrities alike are going to great lengths to urge potential voters to get to the polls this year. But woven into those empowering pleas are also warnings […]
Building a Technical Foundation Though I work at CyberVista, most of my work is focused on topics related to cyber risk at the executive level – not practitioner-level technical content. Yet, I was encouraged by my CyberVista comrades to take advantage of the Security+ On-Demand course to earn my certification. After some convincing, I decided to […]
Onto the Next One The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification has become a pervasive staple in cybersecurity and in penetration testing since it’s debut through EC-Council in 2003. Fifteen years and over 200,000 certifications later, the CEH certification released it ninth content curriculum update to create version 10 (v10) as an update to the September […]