What do Home Depot, Target, the Federal Government, Sony, eBay, Apple, UPS and health insurer Anthem have in common? They are all victims of hackers.
Recently, the New York Times published an article titled “House Passes Cybersecurity Bill After Companies Fall Victim to Data Breaches.” The feature mentions an expansive measure that would push companies to share access to their computer networks and records with federal investigators. The House bill would provide legal liability protections for companies that share cyberthreat information with each other or with the government.
According to a recent c|net post, companies are spending billions of dollars to protect from determined hack attacks. In 2014, companies spent an estimated $71.1 billion on cybersecurity, up nearly eight percent from the year before.
Recognizing cybercrime as an ever-growing problem, the FBI established a new division called the “Cyber Division” at FBI Headquarters to set priorities, establish protocols and identify qualified personnel to handle investigations.
Problems Defined. Solutions Refined.
To assist in being a part of the solution, our Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP) certificate program is designed to create superhero cybercrime fighters. The 78-hour program will teach you to secure information systems while becoming thoroughly familiar with the domains of the CISSP® Common Body of Knowledge (CISSP CBK®). Additionally, the course will teach you the essentials of Information Systems Security while helping prepare you for the CISSP exam.
Yahoo! ranked Information Security as the No. 1 career field with a bright outlook that pays more than $70,000 a year. The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is one of the most highly regarded information security certifications available.
The Instructor’s Take
Larry Holt is a retired Major, U.S. Army Intelligence, with more than 20 years of experience in information systems. He also serves as course instructor.
“This is a higher level management course that brings everything together and shows you the holistic approach of security and teaches you to be a leader in information security going forward,” he said.
Recent ISSP grad Nathaniel Gray, who previously worked in IT as a storage specialist, reflected on his decision to take the course. “This is an open field,” he said. “I’m in the process of reinventing myself.”
“As someone who’s worked in the industry, I can see this [information security] as a growing field,” he said. “I can use the knowledge and information I learned from this course to go into a lot of different areas. I plan on taking the CISSP exam to get certified. I wish I had done this 10 years ago.”