Cybersecurity certification

DoD 8570: How the Military Handles Data and Why It Matters

Several years ago, the DoD passed a regulation, DoD 8570, which stated that all Information Assurance (IA) personnel were required by law to be compliant. Certification is necessary to work with this data, whether that be DoD staff, contractors, or partners.  

7 Hottest Cybersecurity Jobs for 2018

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States (and really, around the world). If you’re looking at making it your career, you need to know what cybersecurity jobs are the hottest up-and-comers in 2018.We created a point system in which we assigned value to each job based on pay, growth rate, career options, coolness factor, and experience required. Here are our topic picks.

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: A Concise Guide

One of today’s most in-demand and lucrative fields, cybersecurity (or infosec, as it’s sometimes called) can let you protect key data, undermine international espionage, catch cyber criminals, and stay on the front lines of technology. Plus, you can earn a top-performer’s salary and enjoy a range of interesting career opportunities. Let’s take a look at what cybersecurity is, the state of the infosec job market, cybersecurity across industries, careers in the field, and educational opportunities to help you get started.

Do Employers Value Cybersecurity Certifications?

Are you looking for a career on the front lines of national defense or at the cutting edge of corporate security? 

Information security, sometimes called cybersecurity, could be the field for you.  

To Cert or Not Cert

Since entering the IT field later in my career-life, I noticed an on-going debate amongst cybersecurity professionals: to cert or not to cert. There seems to be those (like myself) that push the obtainment of a certificate(s). On the flip side, there are those that tend to lump certificates into the “not-needed” category. Mostly, the argument is “learn it yourself”. This is especially true among “hackers”. I say “hackers” because the term hacker is actually a misnomer, and can be its own topic. The bigger picture considers whether a certificate outweighs a degree program.