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6 security analyst certifications to advance your career

Whether you're just starting out in your security career or you're on your way to the top, these certs can give you a leg up.

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(ISC)2 pilots new entry-level cybersecurity certification to tackle workforce shortages

New certification aims to validate knowledge of foundational cybersecurity concepts and best practices to address skills gap. Is another cybersecurity qualification the answer?

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CRISC certification: Your ticket to the C-suite?

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) is a certification that focuses on enterprise IT risk management. Learn about the exam, prerequisites, study guides, and potential salary.

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8 top cloud security certifications

Cloud security skills are in high demand. These certs will help you demonstrate your cloud security know-how.

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CDPSE certification: Requirements, exam, and cost

The Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) certification is new on the scene, but the privacy-focused cert is already in increasing demand.

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Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP): Exam, cost, and requirements

Get answers to your burning questions about this cloud security certification and whether it's the right cert for you.

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Certified ethical hacker: CEH certification cost, training, and value

Learn how CEH certification will impact your job and salary and how to decide if this cert is right for you.

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Real IT leadership: Selling the transformative dream

It's one thing to cook up a great new initiative, but making it happen requires powers of persuasion, solid partnerships, and access to genuine technical insight.

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CompTIA Security+: Prerequisites, objectives, and cost

Learn how CompTIA Security+ certification will impact your job and salary and how to decide if this cert is right for you.

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Top 5 skills a SOC analyst needs

Whether building a new security operations center or revamping an existing one, staffing it with analysts that are equipped with these skills should be priority number one.

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5 ways to grow the cybersecurity workforce in 2021

The cybersecurity workforce shortage and related skills gap stubbornly persists. Risks will continue to grow in 2021, so it’s vital that organization take action to grow their cybersecurity workforce. Here's five ways to attract...

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CISSP certification: Requirements, training, and cost

Certified Information Systems Security Professional, or CISSP, is a certification for advanced IT professionals who want to demonstrate that they can design, implement, and manage a cybersecurity program at the enterprise level

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CISM certification: Requirements, prerequisites, and cost

Certified Information Security Manager, or CISM, is a certification for advanced IT professionals who want to demonstrate that they can develop and manage an infosec program at the enterprise level.

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The new pandemic labor landscape for cybersecurity jobs, skills and certifications

As cyberattacks increase, how can employers fight back? And what should employees do to capitalize on new job and career opportunities?

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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How to write an information security policy

Learn the critical first step, why consensus is key, what to cover and how make your information security policy — and program — effective.

Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

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