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December 2020

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  The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study is conducted annually to assess the size of the current cybersecurity workforce as well as the existing talent shortage. 3,790 respondents, all of whom dedicate at least 25% of their time to cybersecurity tasks, across 14 geographies were surveyed to accurately assess the size of the workforce and the challenges and opportunities they face.   Key findings:  The cybersecurity profession experienced substantial growth, increasing to 3.5 million individuals currently working in the field, an addition of 700,000 professionals or 25% more than last year’s workforce estimate. The

Effective May 1st 2021 Updating the CISSP exam ensures the certification remains current and relevant in a rapidly changing profession. This helps ensure that CISSPs demonstrate their expertise across the latest cybersecurity processes and best practices no matter when they earned their certification. The refreshed content of the CISSP reflects the most pertinent issues that cybersecurity professionals currently face, along with the best practices for mitigating those issues. The exam reflects the technical and managerial competence required from an experienced information security professional to effectively design, engineer, implement and manage an organization's

Why are changes being made to the CISSP exam? (ISC)² has an obligation to its membership to maintain the relevancy of its credentials. These enhancements are the result of a rigorous, methodical process called the Job Task Analysis (JTA) that (ISC)² conducts to routinely update its credential exams. This process ensures that the examinations and subsequent continuing professional education requirements encompass the topic areas relevant to the roles and responsibilities of today's practicing information security professionals. How is the CISSP exam changing? The content of the CISSP has been refreshed to reflect the

Name: Renno Reinurm Title: Cyber Security Engineer Employer: Pipedrive Location: Tallinn, Estonia Education: Information Systems Development, TalTech IT College Years in IT: 13 years Years in cybersecurity: 0.5 years Cybersecurity certifications: CISSP   What made you decide to become CISSP certified? I wanted to expand my professional horizons and join with the team of Cyber Security at Pipedrive. For me, the CISSP offered structured approach to gain a high-level overview of all areas of a cyber security program. Although I was familiar with several security domains from my previous IT experience, CISSP introduced to topics that I had not been

To mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Cycubix was delighted to offer primary schools in the Republic of Ireland a limited number of Garfield Cyber Safety Educator Kits - free of charge. These kits facilitate teacher-led lessons on internet privacy, safe posting, and cyberbullying through interactive cartoons and activities. The kits are recommended for students aged 6-12. Each lesson is 30 minutes long and is aimed at a group learning size of 30 children. We were delighted with the response to this offer and are currently processing the requests to get the kits

The (ISC)² Security Congress brings together a global community of cybersecurity professionals to provide attendees with invaluable education, career advancement opportunities, and everything needed to better secure your organization. The flexibility of a virtual conference this year offers access world-class expertise and educational sessions to attendees - wherever they are in the world. As part of the pre-conference training program, Fabio Cerullo will be delivering a 2-day (ISC)² Official Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) class.  This this fast-paced, two-day online instructor led course will cover the six domains covered by the (ISC)² Certified

The CISSP exam evaluates expertise across eight security domains. Passing the exam proves you have the advanced knowledge and technical skills to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. The volume of content can make preparing and passing the CISSP exam difficult. Here are a few tips from official certified instructor Fabio Cerullo to guide you through the process of preparing to take the CISSP exam: Before the exam Here are some useful tools that can help you plan and prepare for your exam. Review the CISSP Exam Outline -

The Cyber Career Pathways Tool has been released by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help cyber professionals, employers and students to identify, build, and navigate a potential cyber career pathway by increasing their understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to begin, transition, or advance a cyber career. As published by CISA, The Cyber Career Pathways Tool presents a new and interactive way to explore work roles within the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. It depicts the cyber workforce as five distinct, yet complementary, skill communities. It also highlights

Version 1.0 of the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) has been published by a team of UK academia working with expert authors and reviewers from around the world. There is a long-recognised skills gap within the cyber security sector and the purpose of CyBOK is to inform and underpin education and professional training for this sector. This Body of Knowledge provides - for the first time - a mapping to established cyber security knowledge that already exists in literature such as textbooks, academic research articles, technical reports, white papers and

Contact tracing has been identified by health officials as one of the main pillars in slowing down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For this reason, the Health Service Executive (HSE), introduced a national COVID-19 mobile tracking application - the COVID Tracker App. Use of the COVID Tracker App is voluntary and it is intended to improve the speed and the accuracy of the tracing process. The app uses the phone's Bluetooth and anonymous IDs to log close contact with another phone that has also the app, the distance between the