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The New CompTIA CASP Certification

July 01, 2011 Added by:Michael Gregg

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) is an advanced enterprise level cert for those with 10+ years IT experience and at least five years in security. While there are many entry-level certifications, CASP will be the enterprise-level advanced security certification...

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What the CISSP Won't Teach You Part Deux

June 30, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

You should use a layered security model. Port Security should be enabled; IDS Response rules should trigger a port shutdown on multiple ARP responses past a certain threshold. Are you seeing yet how attackers think?? The CISSP will not teach you to think outside the box...

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What the CISSP Won't Teach You

June 28, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

Information security unlike other industries does not sleep; I personally spend 3+ hours a day just learning what I can. Technology, regulations and attack methods change every day. If you don’t stay ahead of it, you will end up with pie on your face when you get hit with the latest New Thing...

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Questions Likely to be Asked on a Security Certification

June 10, 2011 Added by:Lee Munson

Most of these questions will seem like common sense but make sure that you look at your booklet before the test and give the answer they want. A lot of us may have different ways of dealing with clients but if you want to past your test, give the answer that they want you to give...

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Fake Security Firms Will Be Exposed

June 09, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

Joe Black has built a reputation around certifications and misinformation. He has a very interesting career, that we can trace back to his days at Wright Printing in 2005 according to his LinkedIn Profile which is also about the time he was supposedly enrolled at ITT...

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Draft PCI DSS v2.0 “Scorecard” Released

May 18, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

The biggest change I have found thus far is the removal of the requirement to observe network traffic as the Network Monitoring column is gone. Prior to this point, QSAs were required to obtain network traffic via WireShark or similar tool to prove that network traffic is encrypted...

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Which Version of the Security+ Exam Will You Try?

May 11, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

Attempting the new exam offers the opportunity to become certified on the latest and greatest version of the test and, after all, almost everyone likes something new. So here’s my question to each of you: When such situations arise which exam would you plan to attempt?

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PCI QSA Re-Certification – 2011 Edition

May 10, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

Regardless of whether or not software is PA-DSS certified, the bottom line is that a QSA is going to be required to assess the application for compliance with the PCI DSS and will have more work effort if the software is not PA-DSS certified...

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Fifteen Top Paying IT Certifications

April 19, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

When most individuals hear the word "Certification", dollar signs immediately begin dancing in their heads. While some certifications do command a higher salary, this is not true for all. Time to look at some of the more popular certifications - and their associated pay...

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Preparation Tips for the JNCIE-ER Certification Exam

April 04, 2011 Added by:Stefan Fouant

For this exam, you are really going to need to get your hands on several J-Series routers, or at the very least some M/T/MX-Series routers with Adaptive Services capabilities. This might require additional hardware on non J-Series devices...

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Competence-in-Depth: A Working Model

February 14, 2011 Added by:Brad Bemis

Information security is an incredibly diverse field. It is also a relatively new profession if you discount its long history in government and academia. As a developing professional discipline there are a number of challenges – we still have a lot of growing up and getting smart to do...

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Do You Need An MBA To Be A CSO? Part II

February 09, 2011 Added by:Healthcare CSO

It will not teach you how to explain security concepts to other business leaders. Nor how to manage your organization of high performing, but very geeky, folks that are doing the IT security work for your company. And I've yet to see a course on security risk management in traditional MBA programs...

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Do You Need An MBA To Be A CSO?

February 07, 2011 Added by:Healthcare CSO

The absolute requirements that all our successful candidates must have are experience, proven skills, cultural fit, and competency. To find out if the candidate has these things, we invest time and effort into the candidates that make it through the initial screening process...

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The Five Greatest Myths About ISO 27001

January 31, 2011 Added by:Dejan Kosutic

Very often I hear things about ISO 27001 and I don't know whether to laugh or cry over them. Actually it is funny how people tend to make decisions about something they know very little about - here are the most common misconceptions...

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Practical Advice for SMBs to Use ISO 27001

January 31, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The ISO organization has recently taken measures to make ISO more accessible to SMBs by providing practical advice for small and medium-sized businesses on how to achieve the benefits of implementing an information security management system (ISMS) based on the International Standard ISO 27001...

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Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (ISO 15408)

January 30, 2011 Added by:Jamie Adams

Common Criteria is a framework in which computer system users can specify their security and assurance requirements. Vendors then implement and/or make claims about the security attributes of their products, and testing laboratories can evaluate the products to determine if they actually meet the claims...

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