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Launch your offensive operations career with GIAC certifications

November 17, 2020

You're up for the challenge, and you're ready to begin your path to an offensive operations career. Offensive operations practitioners are in...

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Explore GIAC Certifications in Offensive Operations

November 2, 2020

It's critical to have the skills to tackle weaknesses and vulnerabilities facing the enterprise. GIAC's offensive operations certifications test your...

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Why Certify with GIAC?

August 27, 2020

When you pass a GIAC certification, it's validation that you've mastered the skills to get the job done. Infosec professional Aaron Lancaster says...

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The Value of Certifications

August 21, 2020

Certifications are important in our industry. Research - like Fortinet’s cybersecurity skills survey - has shown that certifications add significant, career-impacting value for both practitioners...

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We're in it for the long haul

August 13, 2020

At this point in the pandemic, we know Covid-19 isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Our world has already been changed in ways that would have seemed impossible a year ago, and it's likely there are more changes to come. Even once the virus itself is in check, things will never be quite....

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GIAC Continues to Launch New Certifications for Cybersecurity Skill Needs

August 4, 2020

Despite the economic, social, and political changes that have taken place across the globe due to Covid-19, the importance of information security hasn't changed. In fact, the critical need for highly trained infosec experts is only increasing as bad actors take advantage of...

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Remote Proctoring: The Next Step for Certification

May 14, 2020

There’s a certain comfort in doing things the way they’ve always been done. Testing in centers is familiar by now – we’re all used to it, even internally at GIAC. But it’s undeniable that even without the current situation created by the pandemic...

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We're in this together.

March 24, 2020

You may have heard the phrase "new normal" a lot over the last couple of weeks - and it's likely just the beginning of the changes that will take place in our society because of the novel coronavirus. As we begin to navigate what the new normal means for GIAC, we wanted to let you know that we hear you...

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Helping Cyber Defenders Strengthen Election Security

February 3, 2020

As the U.S. heads into the 2020 presidential election, cyber security experts anticipate a rise in attacks targeting election systems and political campaigns, both from individual hackers and nation-state attackers...

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Real-World Testing Raises the Bar for Red and Blue Team Certification

January 7, 2020

Real-world testing is taking cyber certification to the next level, ensuring that information security managers hire Red Team and Blue Team practitioners who have the necessary skills and knowledge to help strengthen organizations' security posture...

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Real-World Scenarios Add Value to Cyber Security Certifications

December 2, 2019

Real-world scenarios are the future of cyber security certification programs, validating a cyber security professional's ability to defend organizations against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and exploits that target specific vulnerabilities...

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GIAC's hands-on, real-world testing raises certification standard

November 4, 2019

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted, more damaging and more elusive. To address today's security challenges, companies need a way to validate that the cyber security professionals they hire have the necessary knowledge and skills to protect their organizations from all types of...

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Ignoring Cyber Vulnerabilities - A Risk Your Company Can't Afford

April 30, 2019

As business leaders, we understand that our enterprise must evolve in many ways in order to keep expanding profitably. Whether that's aligning with the current corporate culture expectations of our employees - who doesn't want to bring their dog to work? - or restructuring the organization, change is necessary. No change has been more revolutionary to the way we conduct business than the...

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Need to Address Cybersecurity Risks? Look to HR for help.

March 14, 2019

Human Resources (HR) professionals are essential in many ways to organizations. One unexpected way that HR is becoming increasingly valuable to companies is by playing a crucial role in reducing cybersecurity risks for...

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Cybersecurity in 2019: Preparing Your Organization for the Next Threats

March 12, 2019

As the electronic connectivity of our lives and businesses continues to grow, so do the risks to our information and assets. Each year, more and more respected brands are being exploited as cyber-attacks become more sophisticated. Cyber-related incidents and the number of individuals or customers impacted by them are only going to continue to...

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Increase Marketability with GIAC Certifications

March 6, 2019

It's no secret that cyber threats are evolving, becoming more sophisticated, and having greater impacts on individuals and businesses. Large businesses in the US lose an average of $1.05 million to cybercrimes each year and companies in every vertical are taking cybersecurity seriously. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "employment of information security analysts...

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73% of firms fail Cybersecurity readiness. Is your organization ready?

December 10, 2018

Can you guess what the biggest contributor is to the success of security breaches? Two-thirds of cyber breaches are caused or enabled by employee negligence or malfeasance. Businesses in the US lose an average of $1.05 million to cybercrimes each year; this will surely rise as threats evolve and become more sophisticated. Yet, 73% of firms fail cybersecurity ...

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