Security breaches are becoming more common and pose a real threat to organizations both big and small. The 2016 Clinton campaign is a perfect example of this. Alleged Russian hackers were able steal highly confidential information that was being stored on an insecure, personal server. Ultimately, poor security practices can bring embarrassment and harm to your organization just like it did with the 2016 Clinton campaign. Here are few cybersecurity courses to help you protect your organization.
Security + is a great course to learn the fundamentals of IT security. While it’s suggested that a practitioner has two years of prior experience, there are no prerequisites for this class. Students learn concepts that include: network infrastructure, cryptography, assessment audits and system/organizational security. In addition, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requires its administrators to have a current Security + certification, according to Pearson VUE.
CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
CISM is an ideal course to take for those who design, manage and audit enterprise systems. In addition, this certification is sponsored by ISACA which is an international association that promotes IT Governance. Information technology professionals who take the CISM course are expected to learn incident management and response, information security management, information security development, risk management and security governance. Like the Security+ certification, The DoD also requires security and network administrators to have a current CISM certification.
CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
The CISSP is a high-level security certification developed by (ISC)2. Students who take this robust security course can expect to learn Asset Security, Security Engineering, Security Operations, Software Development Security, Security Assessment, Testing and Risk Management. Students taking this class are required to have a minimum of five years of security experience. One of the five years can be waived if the candidate has successfully completed a four-year college degree. Other requirements include: passing the CISSP exam, passing a criminal background check and obtaining an endorsement from another who has an (ISC)2 certification.
CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker
The CEH is a great course to learn how to assess the security of an enterprise system through the practice of penetrations testing. In other words, students learn white hat, hacking techniques that help them uncover vulnerabilities within the systems they manage. Before sitting for the CEH exam, students must show proof of two years of security related experience or provide information regarding educational consideration. The CEH is by far one of the most popular certification in the realm of security training.
Security breaches can’t be solved with equipment alone. In fact, it takes an organizational approach that educates end users, management and system administrators. Fortunately, companies like KnowledgeNet: The Live Learning Company have a cybersecurity training packages that contain these courses and much more. If you’re interested in learning more, go to knowledgenet.com or call (877) 797-2799.