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2021-02-16 - GIAC Announces New Cloud Penetration Testing Certification

GIAC Certifications, known for providing the highest standard in cybersecurity certifications, has launched a new certification: GIAC Cloud Penetration Tester (GCPN).

2016-09-27 - GIAC Launches New Certification for Advanced Smartphone Forensics, GASF

The new GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics is for professionals who want to demonstrate that they are qualified to perform forensic examinations on devices such as mobile phones and tablets.

2016-05-09 - GIAC Launches New Certification for Python Coders, GPYC

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), the leading provider and developer of Cyber Security Certifications, has launched a new certification for Python Code (GPYC).

2016-04-27 - SANS and NinjaJobs Partner to Grow Cyber Talent Pipeline

The critical need for cyber talent has prompted the SANS Institute, the world's largest information security training and certification organization, to announce a partnership with NinjaJobs, an exclusive community of information technology veterans devoted to helping companies find vetted, experienced cybersecurity professionals.

2016-04-08 - Altep Team Members Achieve Prestigious Certifications

GIAC Awards Titles to Duncan del Toro and Daniel Lam

2016-02-15 - The HR Professionalís Guide to Cyber-Secure Workforce

Cybersecurity is one of the most important aspects of managing the modern enterprise, with duties and responsibilities extending through every level of the workforce.

2016-01-06 - GIAC Launches New Certification for Continuous Monitoring

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC, the leading provider and developer of Cyber Security Certifications), has launched a new certification for Continuous Monitoring, GMON.

2014-12-23 - Key industries train to thwart cyber attacks

While the nation has focused on the dramatic cyber attack against Sony Pictures and the recent hacking of Target and Home Depot, cybersecurity experts say the greater danger is that terrorists will go after the nation's critical infrastructure -- its airports, water treatment plants, power companies, oil refineries and chemical plants.

2014-12-22 - As Industrial Cyber Attacks Increase in Size and Scope Companies Struggle to Train Enough Defenders

Industrial corporations are beginning to train "cyber defenders" at a record rate, but the number of trained and certified employees who can defend their companies' equipment and systems against skilled attackers falls far short of the need.

2014-12-17 - Look How Cute this Military Cyber Warfare Training Ground Is

CyberCity, as it's called, serves as a training ground for a new class of specialized "cyber warriors," capable of defending against cyber attack. Every day, soldiers plot to take over the town, by hacking into its schools, its water systems, its power grid, and its Internet, as colleagues and instructors watch on screens in the other room.

2014-11-11 - America's Critical Infrastructure Is Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

America's critical infrastructure- the utilities, refineries, military defense systems, water treatment plants and other facilities on which we depend every day- has become its soft underbelly, the place where we are now most vulnerable to attack.

2014-10-15 - Global Information Assurance Certification Announces a New Mobile Device Security Certification

There's an important new cyber security certification coming to market at the end of November.

2014-08-12 - Ernie Hayden breaks downs the GICSP Certification

A new SANS Institute certification, GICSP, could prove useful to industrial control system (ICS) security professionals. Expert Ernie Hayden explains the certification and how to prepare for the exam.

2014-08-12 - Bridging the IT security skills gap

While poaching security talent may plug short-term gaps, outreach and education will solve the long-term shortfall in IT security professionals.

2014-07-17 - How Russians Stole the NASDAQ

In October 2010, a Federal Bureau of Investigation system monitoring U.S. Internet traffic picked up an alert. The signal was coming from Nasdaq. It looked like malware had snuck into the company's central servers. There were indications that the intruder was not a kid somewhere, but the intelligence agency of another country.

2014-04-22 - Verizon Breach Report: Attackers Take Only Seconds To Capitalize On A Basic Security Mistake

Weak and stolen passwords, poorly configured systems and error-riddled applications are at the core of nearly every data breach and security incident, according to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the security industry's annual analysis of data breaches, released Tuesday.

2014-02-25 - 20 Technology Certifications that are Paying Off

Certifications ranging from software lifecycle management to cloud and database architecture to project management are hot skill areas for the year ahead.

2014-02-17 - Incident Handling Skills in Demand

Companies who leverage the cloud have concerns over the security of their data. The migration has increased demand for incident response pros, including reverse engineers and malware analysts.

2014-02-17 - Penetration Testing Skills in Demand

Significant expansions of IT infrastructures have increased demand for experienced penetration testers to find security vulnerabilities in targeted apps, networks, and systems.

2014-02-17 - Automation System Skills in Demand

The increase of systems automation and monitoring within manufacturing companies has led to increased demand for certified automation systems professionals.

2013-12-05 - New Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Certification Exam is Now Available

Global Information Assurance Certification Offers the Only Credential Addressing Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems and Critical Infrastructure

2013-12-05 - New GIAC certification advances industrial cyber security

I live in Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. On the southeastern outskirts of metropolitan Houston are the vast industrial complexes of some of the world's largest petrochemical plants. When viewed at night, these brightly lit complexes look like massive cities unto themselves ‚ÄĒ and in a way, that's what they are.

2013-12-05 - New Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Certification Exam is Now Available

Bethesda, MD - December 5, 2013 - Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), a leading provider of cyber security certifications, announced today the release of the new Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification exam. This vendor-neutral credential is the only one of its kind addressing the specific cyber security issues in automation and industrial control systems.

2013-09-12 - The Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional Certification (GICSP) is Launching in November

There's an important new cyber security certification coming to market at the end of November. I recently talked to Mike Assante of SANS Institute and Scott Cassity of Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) to get the details because I think there will be tremendous interest worldwide in this certification and the associated training.

2013-08-19 - 7 IT Security Skills Certifications on the Rise

A number of IT security skills certifications requiring candidates to pass exams have sharply gained in terms of demand and pay value, according to a new Foote Partners report.

2013-04-29 - The SANS Institute and Global Information Assurance Certification Announce Their Partnership with the White House's IT Training and Certification Program

The SANS Institute and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) announced today their participation in the Obama Administration's IT Training and Certification Program, a partnership which will enable thousands of service members to earn industry-recognized information technology certifications before they transition from military service.

2013-04-03 - Demand for Cyber Security Jobs is Soaring

The demand for cyber security experts is soaring, according to a new study by Burning Glass International.