Cyber Security Certification: GSTRT

Cyber Security Certification: GSTRT


"The new management certification, GSTRT, demonstrates that the holder possesses the skills necessary to be a modern security leader that can create security plans and programs that resonate with other business leaders, set strategic direction, and effectively lead their teams to accomplish business goals." - Frank Kim, SANS MGT514 Course Author

"Members of the C-Suite tend to view all technologists, and especially cyber security professionals, with a bit of suspicion and trepidation as they advance into the ranks of senior management. The skills that cause someone to be promoted into the CISO position are often different than the skills that keep them there as successful executives. The problem is exacerbated by the ease of "name dropping" senior executive terms like strategic planning, budget discipline, and return on investment. A certification like the GSTRT demonstrates the successful candidate has proven knowledge in both the cyber security domain and the skills needed in cost effective governance." - Stephen Northcutt, original author MGT514, GIAC Founder, Founding President SANS.EDU

The GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT)certification validates a practitioner's understanding of developing and maintaining cyber security programs as well as proven business analysis, strategic planning, and management tools. GSTRT certification holders have demonstrated their knowledge of building and managing cyber security programs with an eye towards meeting the needs of the business, board members, and executives.

Areas Covered

Who is GSTRT for?

Requirements

Delivery

NOTE: All GIAC exams are delivered through proctored test centers and must be scheduled in advance.
GIAC certification attempts will be activated in your GIAC account after your application has been approved and according to the terms of your purchase. Details on delivery will be provided along with your registration confirmation upon payment. You will receive an email notification when your certification attempt has been activated in your account. You will have 120 days from the date of activation to complete your certification attempt. GIAC exams must be proctored through Pearson VUE. Please click the following link for instructions on How to Schedule Your GIAC Proctored Exam http://www.giac.org/information/schedule_proctored_exam.pdf. GIAC exams are delivered online through a standard web browser.


Exam Certification Objectives & Outcome Statements

The topic areas for each exam part follow:

Effective Management and Comms
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of effective team management and communication techniques
Leadership and Change
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of leadership and leading organizational change
Policy Development
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of security principles, policies, and procedures, and be able to develop effective security policies
Policy Management
The candidate will demonstrate the ability to assess, manage, and improve security policies and procedures
Security Program Analysis
The candidate will understand how to analyze a company's current security program and future needs while taking organizational values and culture into account
Security Program Development
The candidate will be able to develop a security roadmap and build a complete program including business case, metrics, and socialization of the program
Understanding the Business
The candidate will understand vision and mission as the pertain to business, key stake holders, as well as business analysis techniques
Understanding the Threats
The candidate will understand threat actors and motivations and be able to perform threat analysis.

*No Specific training is required for any GIAC certification. There are many sources of information available regarding the certification objectives' knowledge areas. Practical experience is an option; there are also numerous books on the market covering Computer Information Security. Another option is any relevant courses from training providers, including SANS.*

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