Cybersecurity is an urgent issue today in the US and the world. As the world became digital with business processes and money going around through computer networks, the security of this information hasn’t evolved as well as the threats against it. Companies and governments today are scrambling to keep up with the menace of having this information stolen or manipulated and in an effort to keep up are hiring and spending on information security tools and manpower like crazy. These tools also known as cybersecurity tools need to be implemented and maintained by specialized and knowledgeable people and there’s a shortage in the amount ofRead More →
Cyber Security Degrees
Cyber security degrees and training. The best resources to get qualified in information security.
SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – the Internet Storm Center.
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face.
Below are a few cyber security certifications that are highly regarded in the industry.
CYBER SECURITY CERTIFICATIONS
CompTIA Security – Security+, CSA+
(ISC)2 Info Security Training – CAP, CISSP, ISSMP, ISSAP, ISSEP
EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker – CEH, CHFI, LPT, ECSA
Logical Operations – CFR, CyberSAFE
ISACA Info Security Training – CRISC, CGEIT, CISA, CISM
itSM Solutions – NIST Cybersecurity Framework Training
Penetration Testing Track
NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CYBERSECURITY CAREERS AND STUDIES
The NICCS Education and Training Catalog by Department of Homeland Security, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Carreers and Studies is the place to start for all people interested in advancing their cybersecurity education: current cybersecurity employees looking to build skills, career changers seeking to forge a new path or veterans hoping to retrain for the next phase in life.
The NICCS Education and Training Catalog offers more than 3,000 cybersecurity-related courses throughout the country, both online and in person from over 125 different providers. Visit the Education and Training Catalog today and find the course(s) that paves the way to a future in a cybersecurity career.
NICCS Education and Training Catalog: courses catalog.
Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE): training environment for federal employees.
Veterans: Launch a New Cybersecurity Career: new cybersecurity training for veterans.
CyberSeek provides actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market
There are 200,000 additional openings requesting cybersecurity-related skills, and employers are struggling to find workers who possess them. Jobs requesting cloud security skills, for example, remain open 96 days on average – longer than any other IT skill.
Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from bank accounts to sensitive military communications. However, there is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States that puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk.
Click here for the CyberSeek information. Great resource for IT Security.