Our Top Cybersecurity Blog Posts

by Debra B. McCraw | Feb 13, 2017

A magnifying glass highlighting the word 'cybersecurity.'On February 15, CompTIA will launch our newest certification – Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+). Leading up to the launch, IT Career News will be featuring articles focused on the very topic that brought this certification to light.

This Wednesday, you can get the inside scoop on this international, vendor-neutral certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security in an informational webinar hosted by CompTIA Products Director Patrick Lane.

In the meantime, go ahead and peruse some of our favorite cybersecurity articles to get a solid understanding of not only why we developed this certification, but what cybersecurity means to the IT industry and to your career.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Certifications

At McKinley Tech, CompTIA Security+ is a Must
In her year-long cybersecurity course at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C., Melanie Wiscount teaches her students a real-world understanding of the ever-changing world of cybersecurity – and helps them get the career endorsement of CompTIA Security+ certification. 

New CompTIA Certification Sets Standards for Cybersecurity Analytics
The role of cybersecurity analyst has been growing in prominence and importance. But there’s been no standard for what one should know – until now. Hear from three IT pros who helped develop CySA+ about why this certification needed to happen. 

Preventing Cyber-War: CASP Guards Against Global Cybersecurity Threats
While there has been no out-and-out declaration of cyber-war of one state against another, there has nevertheless been a proliferation of hacking cases targeting both state and corporate enterprises suspected to have been executed by nation-state actors. The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification can provide a first line of defense. 

Cybersecurity Careers

Why You Should Consider a Career in Cybersecurity
With more money and data at risk, not to mention reputations on the line, more experts are needed to prevent breaches before they happen. That's why cybersecurity careers are growing almost four times faster than any other IT-related job.

What Are the Most Sought After Security Skills?
An IT pro highly skilled in security will likely enjoy a thriving career these days. But such techs need to be able to do a lot, including set up a successful security program, implement it company-wide, manage it on a continual basis, audit it and try to penetrate it, and respond to attacks and any other issues immediately. 

5 Cybersecurity Job Roles to Look For
Cybersecurity is a booming area of the IT field. But what sort of jobs are out there? These five positions will give you an idea of what might be expected of you as you pursue a cybersecurity career, and what CompTIA certifications you’ll want – or need – along the way. 

Cybersecurity on the Job: Real Stories of IT Pros

CompTIA Subject Matter Expert Helps Set the Standard in Combatting Cybersecurity Threats
Ray DeJean manages all the connectivity on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University and acts as an adjunct professor. In the server room and in the classroom, he’s always learning, teaching and bringing it all to the table to help CompTIA set the industry standard for advanced cybersecurity professionals. 

Veteran Finds Path to Cybersecurity via Certification
Ralph Lazaro accumulated more than a decade’s worth of hands-on computer experience in the U.S. Navy. But when he got out of the service and sent his resume around in search of civilian jobs, he was not getting calls back. His resume was missing one crucial element – certifications. CompTIA and its partner New Horizons were there to help. 

Subject Matter Expert Helps CompTIA Secure Cyberspace
As Australia’s financial sector benefits from Damien Manuel’s tight grasp of security, he also shares his knowledge as a Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA – and the whole world of IT is safer because of it. Get his take on the ramifications of data breaches going from financial to personal information. 

Cybersecurity in the News

The E Word: How Encryption Techniques, Apps and Security Are Changing the Way We Communicate
Never before have issues of security and personal freedom gone quite so mainstream. As discussions continue among both IT pros and consumers, the biggest issues may not be what happens when the government seeks to intervene with corporate guidelines, but how issues like encryption will change the way we protect and share data on a massive scale. 

Going on the Offense with Security
CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2016 identified proactive cybersecurity strategies as a key business trend to watch throughout the year. Seems like a no brainer, but the reality is that companies have historically taken a more defensive approach to security. That’s now changing. 

Security and Privacy: Is It Really a Zero-Sum Game?
It’s time to get past the zero-sum game mode of thinking with regard to privacy and security, where one or the other wins out. But to do that, we’ve got to learn more about the basic principles of privacy and security and how they work together. 

Want to learn more about CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)? Check out our webinar on February 15!

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