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Cyber Ireland, Ireland's Cyber Security Cluster, conducted a Skills Survey in 2020 among its members. This was a starting point to better understand the Cyber Security skills landscape in Ireland. This research provides insight into the types of cyber security roles, the challenges that organisations face in recruiting, training, development and gender diversity. Similar to other reports  that have highlighted a shortage of Cyber Security professionals internationally, this survey also identified skills shortages and challenges that impact organisations of all sizes (micro, small, medium and large), across a range of sectors in

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

The Information Security Careers Network (ISCN) asked a 90,000-member LinkedIn community of cybersecurity professionals to rate their top certifications in order to compile a list of the top 10 most desirable certifications for 2021. The list included certifications from other associations and vendors, as well as the (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). Nearly three quarters of respondents (72%) identified the CISSP as the certification with the greatest demand in cybersecurity. Why is the CISSP the Most Valuable Cybersecurity Certification? CISSP validates skills and knowhow to design, implement and manage best-in-class cybersecurity programs.

Many cybersecurity professionals have questions about the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional CSSLP certification – what is it, why should I consider it, what is involved and lots more. If you are thinking about becoming CSSLP certified and are interested in learning more about the process and requirements, the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional CSSLP - FAQ may give you some answers. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and we would be delighted to answer your questions.   What is the Certified Secure Software

When evaluating certification courses to advance their careers, cyber security professionals (or aspiring cybersecurity professionals) frequently consider both the SSCP and the CISSP as a means to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. On first look, these two certifications seem to be similar and we are often asked to clarify what the differences are between the two, to assist candidates with selecting the one that is best placed to suit their goals.    Although both certifications address information security, they approach it from very different places. When deciding between the two,

  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

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