Blog Posts Tagged with "Certification"


PCI SSC Backs Off Certifying Mobile Payment Apps

January 05, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

A mobile payment refers to the use of a wireless device as a cash register. This is one of the reasons why the PCI SSC has pulled back on certifying mobile payment applications. The definition is becoming too broad and confusing thus creating too many issues to cover in a quick time...

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The PA-DSS Certification Clarification

December 16, 2010 Added by:PCI Guru

Changes that fall into these two categories do not require that the PA-QSA conduct a re-assessment of the application and file a new Report On Validation. The application continues to hold its existing PA-DSS certification. However, the PA-QSA is required to prepare and file a Minor Update...

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How to Weather the Outsourcing Storm

December 03, 2010 Added by:Mike Meikle

A quick overview, 2.8 million business support jobs lost since 2000, a large chunk of that being IT. Also IT stands to lose another 450k-500K jobs by the time 2014 rolls around. This is discussed in the eWeek article. InfoWorld points to the 500k IT jobs lost in 2008-2009 alone...

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ISO 27001 - BS 25999-2 Certification Process

December 01, 2010 Added by:Dejan Kosutic

This free 45-minute webinar training session is designed for organizations that plan to get certified against ISO 27001 or BS 25999-2 for the first time. This session will explain the process of certification as well as how to make the certification successful...

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A Review of Real World Security Professional Certification

November 18, 2010 Added by:J. Oquendo

The RWSP is the one exam that separates the Pros from the Joes. Unlike conventional exams, there is no method for anyone to cram information for the sake of passing this exam. Unlike the OSCP, OSCE, CPT and CEPT exams, you will not only be put to the test, you will be frustrated...

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What’s Another Certification Worth?

November 15, 2010 Added by:Global Knowledge

The answer is it depends, but with a bit of planning and a willingness to look outside your comfort zone, you can increase your earning potential. Data from our 2010 IT Salary and Skills Survey shows at least a 5% increase in salary for IT pros...

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Rare Opportunity: CISSP Classes with Shon Harris

July 31, 2010 Added by:Roman Zeltser

CISSP exam is considered one of the most difficult since you have to be ready to answer 250 questions within 6 hrs with only small breaks at your own discretion. It took me 4 months of hard work to get ready for exam...

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Certified Ethical Hacker?

April 30, 2010 Added by:Rod MacPherson

Yes, there is such a thing. Although, I'd say that it certifies neither that you are a hacker, nor that you are ethical.... but it does show that you have been exposed to a wide variety of tools that malicious hackers might use to invade your network, so that you will recognize them if you ever come across them, and you will be able to use them to test your own defenses.

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Growth as a Process

December 09, 2009 Added by:Bill Wildprett, CISSP, CISA

It’s a great time to be a security professional, always so much to keep learning and to do!  I’ve been working on personal and professional growth, looking for ways to define myself as a consultant and differentiate myself from the ‘Big Guys’.

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Adding new blades to your personal Swiss Army Knife

December 04, 2009 Added by:Bill Wildprett, CISSP, CISA

Friends of mine had been recommending I learn more about IT auditing, to gain a better perspective on how controls are applied, and why.  To that end, I took a three-day Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) training course from CertTest in early November.

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PCI Auditor Being Sued for Certifiying CardSystems as Compliant

July 13, 2009 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Savvis is being dragged into court to defend their PCI DDS certification of CardSystems in 2004, which was subsequently responsible for losing a quarter of a million credit card numbers. This is the first of potentially many legal actions against PCI auditors that certified organizations as compliant, when they were subsequently breached and responsible for the loss of consumer cred...

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