In November 2020, CompTIA released the next version for the CompTIA Security+ exam, SY0-601. CompTIA updates its certifications every three years to keep up with evolving technology and to help keep IT professionals current with these changes. As businesses focus on a digital-first world during the coronavirus pandemic, having the most current security training for your team is more important than ever to help prevent any potential cybersecurity threats. Not only is a CompTIA Security+ certification the most popular security certification for employers, but it also fulfills the U.S. Department of Defense 8570 compliance. If you are an IT professional with an interest in cybersecurity, CompTIA’s Security+ certification might be the best next step in your career.
Nobody is born an expert programmer or cybersecurity specialist. It takes years of work to gain the skills and experience necessary to even get started choosing a field of specialized expertise.
The tech industry is one of the most dynamic fields in the modern marketplace, constantly changing, evolving, and developing new norms among its members. Simply keeping up is a full-time job, and it’s still virtually guaranteed that some new development or specialization will pop up in the most unexpected of places.
If you asked 100 IT security professional which certification to get for both knowledge and career advancement, you’d get approximately 90 different answers. There are so many cybersecurity certifications out there that it can be tough to decide which to choose.
CEH vs CISSP
There is a consensus among cybersecurity pros that both the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications are valuable for a career in IT security.
That leaves you with the challenge of identifying which is right for you and your career. Let me break it down to help with your decision. Read More
Microsoft products and services have been victim to hackers for many years, and the recent growth in ransomware and phishing attacks has left Office 365 as a primary target. Phishing, the attempt to acquire sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and credit card details under the guise of a trusted entity in electronic communication, leaves Office 365 particularly susceptible. In an article from Redmond, Jasson Walker Jr. explains the defense necessary to reduce the risk of Office 365 falling prey to ransomware attacks. The following is excerpted from his article, Protecting Office 365 from Attack; to read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
Following the growth in ransomware and phishing attacks, it’s essential that Office 365 administrators take proactive steps to “hack-proof” their environments. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that ransomware “the fastest growing malware” quadrupled last year from 1,000 attacks per day observed in 2015 to more than 4,000 daily incidents with the amounts paid in ransom expected to reach $1 billion. The 2017 Verizon “Data Breach Investigations Report” found that 43 percent of hackers used e-mail-based phishing as their method of attacks, which were associated with espionage and financial theft.
The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) is used to describe devices that are connected to the internet when in use, and transmit information or data as part of its functional features or services that the devices provides. For instance, a thermostat that is connected to an app that allows the homeowner to control it from their phone qualifies as an IoT device. Burglar alarms that allow you monitor your home from your mobile device or desktop computer while you are away at work is a very common IoT technology that we rely on to feel secure. As we live in an increasingly connected society, it is only a matter of time before our whole lives are somehow fused with online technology.Read More
EC-Council’s cybersecurity programs and credentials are organized into tracks to allow professionals to specialize in a particular domain or gain advancements with added recognition and skills, one after the other.
Cyber Security as a profession is evolving, the barrier to entry is rising, the demand for Skilled Cyber professionals continues to grow, but it is being refined, demanding a higher level of skill and ability.
EC-Council raises the bar again for ethical hacking training and certification programs with the all-new CEH v10. The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v10) program is a trusted and respected ethical hacking training program from EC-Council that any information security professional will need.Read More
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading non-profit trade association that educates and informs current and future IT professionals who want to earn the right certifications. Filling the need for skilled IT workers is a top priority here at Centriq. After all, there are literally millions of unfilled IT jobs that cost the US economy a lot of money. If you are considering earning a professional IT certification, take a few moments to review this objective roadmap that CompTIA made that lays out the different certifications you can earn to qualify for a variety of jobs in the field.Read More
CompTIA has created a vendor neutral IT certification roadmap that will be useful to all IT Pros.
Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional in information security, storage and data, training, software development, hardware services, infrastructure, web and mobile or IT management and strategy, this roadmap will show you the certification route that’s best.Read More
Digital technologies are changing the face of business. As organizations rapidly embracing digital technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data and IOT, the context of digital forensics is more relevant than before. The growing number of cybercrimes has changed the role of forensics from DNA to Digital.
According to the market research report published by IndustryARC, by 2020, the digital forensics market will reach 4.8 billion USD. IndustryARC also predicts that the maximum use of digital forensics is from the federal sector and this will grow from $1,097.2 million in 2015 to $2,060.5 million by 2020. The major drivers for this are increasing threats from cybercrime and terrorist attacks. Foote Partners, which tracks information technology (IT) jobs across all skill levels, projects the global demand for cyber security talent to rise to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million professionals.Read More