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Key Considerations for Hiring Information Security Professionals * Follow up to June’s article “Cybersecurity Education and Training (the devil’s in the detail)”. For the past month or two, I’d been thinking about writing a piece to help organisations facing the task-  “We need to hire a security person!”  It sounds like an easy fix - right?  Not so, I’m afraid. So what does a “security person” do? I’ve been working for over 30 years in “security” and the best answer I can come up with is “Learn, Think, and Communicate. Then Do”.  “Not very

Learn about the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification   Many cybersecurity professionals have questions about the Systems Security Certified Practitioner SSCP certification – what it is, why should I consider it, what is involved and lots more. If you are thinking about becoming SSCP certified and are interested in learning more about the process and requirements, the Systems Security Certified Practitioner SSCP - FAQ may give you the answers you need. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and we would be delighted to answer

Further boost your CISSP / CCSP training with free access to 3 (ISC)² PDI courses Cycubix is exited to announce that when you register for our Official (ISC)² CISSP or CCSP public or private training seminars from now through to December 31, 2021, you will receive free access to three (ISC)² Professional Development Institute (PDI) courses. You will be able to select three courses  from the list of Bonus (ISC)² PDI Courses - see list below. Each course complements the knowledge gained from the CISSP/CCSP training.  CISSP Bonus PDI Courses    CCSP

Software security requires a creative and disciplined approach and a vision to develop secure strategy, tactics and execution. Excelling in the discipline demands thinking through the entire software lifecycle and enforcing security as a first-thought process. The (ISC)² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is a comprehensive certification that addresses the spectrum of software lifecycle security. This eBook -  developed by (ISC)² - will enable you learn from CSSLPs around the globe about how the CSSLP has helped them succeed in their endeavors – and avoid costly errors. Click HERE to view the

Why are changes being made to the SSCP 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 that (ISC)² follows 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 practitioner. How is the SSCP exam changing? The content of the SSCP has been refreshed to reflect the most pertinent issues that information security

Why are small businesses reluctant to tackle the security question?  Why do they continuously avoid all discussions about risk and security? I believe that it’s not because they’re irresponsible, or that they don’t care about their business. I’m of the firm opinion that it’s mainly due to the Information/Cyber Security industry itself. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) have been used by many security professionals during conversations with their clients (and prospective clients) about risk. They’ve told their clients that their businesses are going to crash and fail; their sensitive data is going to

  A Cybersecurity program is universally essential, and employers need to continue to invest in their teams to ensure they develop the skills they need to support the business. Training should be structured but should also be tailored to the requirements of the organisation. Download this guide to learn more about the fundamentals of a training and education program and how they can be successfully applied across organisations and industries. Click on the image or HERE to view the The Enterprise Guide to Establishing a Cybersecurity Program

On three separate occasions this week I was given pause to consider the development of cybersecurity skills and the associated education and training we need to acquire them. To start with, on Saturday I read an excellent piece in the Irish Times by Fintan O’Toole called “No one is safe when half of us are digitally illiterate” (behind paywall). On the Monday of the following week I met a long-time security friend at a funeral. We discussed the abundance of training on offer, much of it being promoted by very well recognised

Cycubix is delighted to welcome Richard Nealon as a Senior Information Security Consultant. With extensive experience in Information Security and Risk Management, Richard’s expertise in the implementation of security frameworks and standards will help support our client's journey to compliance and enhanced security. About Richard Richard Nealon, CISSP-ISSMP, SSCP, SCF, CISM, CISA Richard is a seasoned Information Security and Risk Management professional with over 35 years experience.  He was one of the first certified information security professionals in Ireland and has worked for most of his career in the information technology area (Security,

I’ve been thinking (following three published cybersecurity breaches in Ireland – HSE, Ardagh Group , MyHome.ie in the past week), about what makes an organisation vulnerable to a breach and what an organisation can do to prevent it, or at the very least, remediate against it.  As we’ve seen this week, critical data is the lifeblood of all organisations. Immediate and prolonged loss of access to that data causes untold disruption and anguish. An “ostrich” strategy (keeping our head down and pretending that it won’t happen to us) is not a viable

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