Cybersecurity (also known as computer security or information security) prevents theft, damage, loss, or unauthorized access to computers, networks, and data.
Bad actors have more possibilities to steal, destroy, or disrupt as our interconnection grows. The surge in cybercrime has increased the demand for cybersecurity experts. Between 2020 and 2030, the job market will rise by 33%.
While most cybersecurity professionals have at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, many employers prefer candidates who have a certification to demonstrate their understanding of best practices. There are hundreds of certifications to choose from, ranging from generic to vendor-specific, entry-level to advanced.
It's critical to discover a certification that will give you a competitive advantage in your field before investing your money and effort in it. Following are the top 3 cybersecurity certifications you can do today to boost your career.
The cybersecurity professional organization (ISC)2's Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification is one of the most sought-after qualifications in the business. Earning your CISSP proves that you have IT security experience and can plan, implement, and manage a cybersecurity program.
You must have five or more years of cumulative work experience in at least two of the eight cybersecurity domains to take the CISSP exam. Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security are just a few of the topics covered.
This certification from the ISACA (Institute of Supply Chain Management) helps you demonstrate your experience in identifying security vulnerabilities, devising and implementing controls, and reporting on compliance. It's one of the most well-known qualifications in the field of cybersecurity auditing. You must have at least five years of IT or IS audit, control, security, or assurance experience. One to two years of experience can be substituted for a two- or four-year degree, respectively.
You can certify your knowledge in the management side of information security with the CISM certification from ISACA, which covers issues like governance, program creation, and program, incident, and risk management.
You must have at least five years of experience in information security management to take the CISM exam. With general information security experience, you can satisfy up to two years of this prerequisite. With another valid certification or a graduate degree in an information security-related discipline, you can also skip one or two years.
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