As Philip Casesa, director of product development and portfolio management at (ISC)², told Dark Reading, “certification validates that a security professional has a specific set of skills and capabilities.
In 2017, human error accounted for 28 percent of all data breaches worldwide, as reported by the Ponemon Institute. The findings reveal that human error is one of the top three root causes of data breaches, preceded only by malicious or criminal attacks.
With technology playing an increasingly integral role in day-to-day life, security is now more important than ever. Yet, the talent required to ensure businesses, governments and individuals are adequately protected is glaringly absent.
Put yourself in the shoes of a cyber criminal. Let’s say his name is Dave and Dave is looking to steal as much personal data — including Social Security numbers, names of relatives, past medical history, insurance information, etc.
Interested in breaking into cyber security but not sure you have the right technical experience? You may be counting yourself out too soon.
The cyber security field is booming, growing faster than most professions with 3.5 million expected job openings by 2021.