Did you know? An estimated 86% of IT recruiters take professional credentials into account when evaluating applicants.*
Businesses are taking a proactive approach to reduce vulnerability to cyberattacks by scrambling to hire and train IT security, or cybersecurity, professionals. More specifically, many organizations and IT professionals are bolstering their knowledge via certificate programs. But while a number of third-party organizations offer certifications, a select few IT security certifications garner great respect within the field. Here are 5 of the top cybersecurity certifications:
|CompTIA A+ Certification
The CompTIA Security+ certification demonstrates that an IT professional has the skills to secure a corporate network and deter hackers. Given the tremendous amount of corporate data stored within global businesses, it’s critical to adopt effective security practices. Concepts covered include essential principles for network security and risk management as laid out by CompTIA. CompTIA Security+ is globally recognized as the standard for securing the data stored and transmitted on any network.
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v9) – EC-Council
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
|CASE STUDY: Maser Gets Proactive in Preventing Data Breaches
In this case study, find out how Maser Consulting P.A. realized the need to protect against a cyberattack or a data breach, where sensitive info about clients or the company is put at risk, lost or stolen.
“The fact that we have access to such a wide variety of IT and security learning content for both our IT professionals and our staff is a huge plus!” — Allison Colantuoni, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources/Principal Associate, Maser Consulting P.A.