Month: May 2019

Additional Recognition for Cybersecurity Certifications

Following the signing of a Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signed last year that confirms the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) standing as an internationally respected accrediting body with rigorous standards, all nine (ISC)² cybersecurity certifications are now recognized by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The MLA applies to IAF accrediting bodies, including ANSI, and shows that the organizations they accredit all meet the same rigorous standards. According to a press release issued by ANSI, “Regional Accreditation Group members of IAF are admitted to the IAF MLA only after a most stringent evaluation of their operations by a peer evaluation team…

Additional Recognition for Cybersecurity Certifications

Following the signing of a Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signed last year that confirms the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) standing as an internationally respected accrediting body with rigorous standards, all nine (ISC)² cybersecurity certifications are now recognized by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The MLA applies to IAF accrediting bodies, including ANSI, and shows that the organizations they accredit all meet the same rigorous standards. According to a press release issued by ANSI, “Regional Accreditation Group members of IAF are admitted to the IAF MLA only after a most stringent evaluation of their operations by a peer evaluation team…

Be Part of the Workforce Study!

The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study is conducted to assess the cybersecurity workforce gap, better understand the barriers facing the cybersecurity profession, and uncover solutions to issues facing the industry. The 2.93M workforce gap number has been reported on far and wide, but the gap is just one part of the report. It’s important that we focus on finding answers to the problems facing cybersecurity practitioners, management and organizations. In just a few weeks, we will be conducting our next round of research and we want to hear from you! We need the opinions and insights from professionals on the front…

Be Part of the Workforce Study!

The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study is conducted to assess the cybersecurity workforce gap, better understand the barriers facing the cybersecurity profession, and uncover solutions to issues facing the industry. The 2.93M workforce gap number has been reported on far and wide, but the gap is just one part of the report. It’s important that we focus on finding answers to the problems facing cybersecurity practitioners, management and organizations. In just a few weeks, we will be conducting our next round of research and we want to hear from you! We need the opinions and insights from professionals on the front…

GDPR – One Year On

by Dr. Sanjana Mehta, Head of Market Research Strategy – EMEA May 25 marks the first anniversary since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. After a two-year preparation process, the regulation came into effect a year ago tomorrow, harmonizing data security, data protection, data retention and data usage laws across the EU member states. It also has significant ramifications for companies outside the EU that hold personal information relating to EU citizens and organizations. Failure to comply with the GDPR can and will result in fines and other legal sanctions. The GDPR has already had…

GDPR – One Year On

by Dr. Sanjana Mehta, Head of Market Research Strategy – EMEA May 25 marks the first anniversary since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. After a two-year preparation process, the regulation came into effect a year ago tomorrow, harmonizing data security, data protection, data retention and data usage laws across the EU member states. It also has significant ramifications for companies outside the EU that hold personal information relating to EU citizens and organizations. Failure to comply with the GDPR can and will result in fines and other legal sanctions. The GDPR has already had…

Going for (ISC)² Certification? Get the facts before you choose a training provider.

Whether you’re going for CISSP, SSCP, CCSP or another elite (ISC)² certification, the training route is an excellent way to prepare. (ISC)² certifications are highly regarded in the cybersecurity industry, and countless training companies offer exam prep for them. With so many options, it can be unnecessarily hard to make the right choice. Often, we think the more choices we have, the better. But too many cybersecurity training options have created confusion and led to false claims that border on unethical as companies compete for your business. When it comes to assertions trainer providers make about their courses for our…

Going for (ISC)² Certification? Get the facts before you choose a training provider.

Whether you’re going for CISSP, SSCP, CCSP or another elite (ISC)² certification, the training route is an excellent way to prepare. (ISC)² certifications are highly regarded in the cybersecurity industry, and countless training companies offer exam prep for them. With so many options, it can be unnecessarily hard to make the right choice. Often, we think the more choices we have, the better. But too many cybersecurity training options have created confusion and led to false claims that border on unethical as companies compete for your business. When it comes to assertions trainer providers make about their courses for our…

(ISC)² Provides Insight to Congressional Subcommittee on Diversification in the Cybersecurity Workforce

On May 21, (ISC)² COO Wesley Simpson was invited to join a panel of experts for testimony in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. The hearing, titled “Growing and Diversifying the Cyber Talent Pipeline” was a forum for committee members to ask witnesses for their observations and input on methods for growing the U.S. cybersecurity workforce and also for encouraging more minorities to join the profession. Mr. Simpson was joined on the panel by three other witnesses representing Grambling State University, The National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and McAfee. (ISC)² was approached by the…

(ISC)² Provides Insight to Congressional Subcommittee on Diversification in the Cybersecurity Workforce

On May 21, (ISC)² COO Wesley Simpson was invited to join a panel of experts for testimony in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. The hearing, titled “Growing and Diversifying the Cyber Talent Pipeline” was a forum for committee members to ask witnesses for their observations and input on methods for growing the U.S. cybersecurity workforce and also for encouraging more minorities to join the profession. Mr. Simpson was joined on the panel by three other witnesses representing Grambling State University, The National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and McAfee. (ISC)² was approached by the…