As all facets of society rely more on technology, information security has become paramount. With information readily available online, businesses must do everything possible to prevent data breaches and cyberattacks while safeguarding critical systems and data.
With so much at risk, businesses need qualified people to manage their information systems. CISSP certification indicates professional excellence, assuring hiring managers that candidates have the in-demand career skills necessary to manage IT security.
We’ll explore what it takes to become a CISSP when navigating your career path in the IT industry.
CISSP stands for Certified Information Systems Security Professional. It’s a globally recognized certification offered by the International System Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)². CISSP is considered one of the best infosec and cybersecurity certifications around.
Individuals seek CISSP certification to answer the call for experienced, highly capable IT professionals who can effectively manage an enterprise’s cybersecurity by applying IT security-related concepts and theories.
After passing the certification exam (which usually takes around six hours), CISSPs can take on various job titles, including the following:
No matter the job title, a CISSP always focuses on upholding a top-notch IT security system.
Did you know?: Earning the best IT certifications, including CISSP certification, is an excellent career advancement asset that validates your skills and knowledge.
There are relatively few CISSPs in the industry, so those who pass the certification exam and meet the requirements are well-compensated.
Reports differ regarding how much CISSPs earn. For example, the Global Knowledge 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report said CISSPs are the third-highest earners in the IT industry worldwide while ranking fifth in the North America Region.
An (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce study shows that the global average security manager’s salary is $92,639. Below are the figures for different regions based on the latest available information.
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Europe, Middle East, and Africa
On the other hand, according to the Certification Magazine-Salary Survey 75 report, average salaries are as follows:
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The average global salaries from (ISC)² and CertMag differ; CertMag’s values combined U.S. and non-U.S. salaries. Additionally, while CertMag’s values were based on a study of only 55 respondents, (ISC)²’s statistics are derived from an industry-wide study and may be more representative of real averages.
Tip: A CISSP certification is an excellent springboard into an information security career and a path toward helping to prevent network security threats and vulnerabilities via unified threat management.
Despite the increasing demand for CISSPs, the (ISC)² imposes strict qualifications to ensure that only the most capable and experienced professionals earn the title. The industry is lucrative, but the requirements CISSPs must fulfill are extensive.
First, CISSP applicants must have at least five years of valid working experience relevant to the IT security field. The (ISC)² requires that work experience falls under the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK:
Additionally, to satisfy these domains, the (ISC)² requires experience in any of the following positions:
Work experience can come from full-time employment, part-time employment, or an internship. (Requirements may vary depending on your employment terms.)
Did you know?: The CISSP certification is considered an evergreen IT certification; it demonstrates excellent longevity, desirability, popularity, and compensation.
Work experience is only part of what you need to become a CISSP. To be certified, you’ll also need to prepare for and pass the CISSP exam, which costs $699 and requires a minimum score of 700 out of 1,000 points.
Besides passing the certification exam, you must also undergo an endorsement process to become a CISSP. You can do this by subscribing to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics. The endorsement form must be completed within nine months after passing the exam to fully certify your status as a CISSP.
Not everyone meets CISSP certification requirements – in fact, very few do. However, there are ways to bypass or fast-track your way into the industry.
One of the biggest challenges to becoming a CISSP is acquiring the relevant qualifying experience. However, you can remedy your lack of experience by applying for a job as an (ISC)² Associate.
Becoming an (ISC)² Associate helps you fast-track your cybersecurity career. Additionally, because you’ll work closely with the consortium, you can learn more about the industry and grow as a cybersecurity expert.
You can also jump-start your cybersecurity career by looking into certifications offered by CompTIA. CompTIA helps IT professionals acquire specific certifications to fortify their credentials. Some certifications you can apply for include the entry-level A+, Security+, and Network+ certifications.
Key takeaway: Entry-level cybersecurity certifications can help jump-start your cybersecurity career by verifying your skills and knowledge and getting your resume noticed.
Another way to meet the required CISSP qualifications if you have relevant but insufficient work experience is to work on your credential as a Systems Security Certified Professional or SSCP, also under the (ISC)².
Following this path will help you prepare for CISSP certification. It’s like a walk-through toward fulfilling your primary goal with the added perk of gaining an extensive understanding and mastery of the job ahead of time.
Becoming a CISSP is challenging, and the necessary qualifications require extensive time and effort. However, compared to almost any other employment type – even in the IT sector – CISSP certification is profitable and affords many opportunities.
If you have what it takes to become a CISSP – drive, credentials, time, and money – and feel confident, you should consider taking the exam. The CISSP job market has high demand across all industries and organizations. Aside from its considerable earning opportunities, you can become an indispensable asset for any company because of your IT security expertise.
Rapid adoption showcases increased interest in cyber education and training for individuals looking to enter the field while helping decrease the workforce gap
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)² – the world's largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced it has registered more than 110,000 (ISC)² Candidates to help address the global cybersecurity workforce gap of 3.4 million professionals. The recruitment milestone comes within three months of launching (ISC)² Candidates, to help individuals pursue or consider a career in cybersecurity.
(ISC)² Candidates provide those pursuing or building a cybersecurity career with exclusive offerings, including discounts on (ISC)² certification education courses, study materials and events. The initiative encourages Candidates to work toward earning an (ISC)² certification such as the (ISC)² CISSP® or (ISC)² Certified in CybersecuritySM entry-level certification.
"The early success of (ISC)² Candidates underscores the strong global interest in cybersecurity careers and how programs aimed at educating the next generation of professionals can effectively help address the global workforce gap," said Clar Rosso, CEO, (ISC)². "The strong adoption of (ISC)² Candidates demonstrates there is no shortage of interest in joining the profession; the challenge is creating new entry points that remove barriers and embrace the diverse skillsets, experiences and aptitudes necessary for a successful career. (ISC)² is preparing these individuals by providing a new cybersecurity career pathway through (ISC)² Candidates."
The 2022 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study reveals there is no single pathway into cybersecurity. The data shows a shift in how people are entering the field, with nearly half of respondents under the age of 30 moving into cybersecurity from a career outside IT. The change highlights the importance of (ISC)² Candidates, as it provides a way for individuals to enter the field through non-traditional methods.
Free Certification Exams and Training for 1 Million
(ISC)² also has launched One Million Certified in Cybersecurity. This initiative pledges to provide free, entry-level cybersecurity certification exams and self-paced educational program courses to one million new professionals starting a career in cybersecurity. More than 98,350 people have enrolled for a free Certified in Cybersecurity course and exam in the last three months.
To learn more, visit www.isc2.org/candidate.
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. Our association of candidates, associates, and members, nearly 280,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software, and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is partnering with the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 to help others navigate an entry point into cybersecurity learning through its Certified in Cybersecurity Winter Camp.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is partnering with the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 to help others navigate an entry point into cybersecurity learning through its ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity Winter Camp.
WiCyS aims to reduce confusing barriers for women and underrepresented populations in order to acquire and succeed in a cybersecurity career. (ISC)2 is a nonprofit organization that specializes in training and certifications for cybersecurity professionals. This new camp provides entry-level certification for IT professionals, career changers, college students, recent college graduates, advanced high school students and recent high school graduates.
"Creating an inclusive space and entry point for women interested in cybersecurity is one of many areas we focus on. Bringing the enthusiasm of the WiCyS community together to learn and grow in a certification program is the key to successful outcomes. We are excited to partner with (ISC)2 to provide this winter camp to 250 outstanding ladies as they launch themselves into their cybersecurity career journeys," states Lynn Dohm, WiCyS executive director.
Prerequisites, previous cybersecurity work experience and/or formal cybersecurity education is not required to enroll in this program. This Winter Camp will provide participants with evaluating experience across five security domains, including security principles; business continuity; disaster recovery and incident response concepts; access controls concepts; network security; and security operations. Technical mentoring, open office hours, certification, and opportunities to receive WiCyS conference scholarships are included.
"As the cybersecurity threat landscape continues to evolve and become more complex, we need additional hands to help secure assets. Right now, we are facing a workforce gap that is at an all-time high, with 3.4 million more cyber professionals needed in the field. We won't make inroads into closing the workforce gap until we increase the access for new voices to enter the field, said Dwan Jones, Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at (ISC)2. Specifically, we need to embrace greater diversity and work to add additional women to the profession. Community is at our core at (ISC)², and we are thrilled to broaden our community to the WiCyS network. This partnership will enable and amplify stronger efforts to recruit, retain and advance women in the cybersecurity workforce. Additionally, we are thrilled to extend our offering of One Million Certified in Cybersecurity to individuals in the WiCyS community looking to access the free Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) Online Self-Paced Training and exams. These efforts will strengthen the workforce and provide women with the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities to take on entry- and junior-level cybersecurity roles, enabling employers to more confidently build resilient teams across all experience levels."
This program is open to WiCyS members, international members, and those committed to completing the certification, which is a requirement. The deadline to register is Dec. 1.
For more information, visit https://www.wicys.org/benefits/isc2-certified-in-cybersecurity-certification/
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is a nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity. WiCyS was founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj in 2013 through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Tennessee Tech University. In less than 10 years, it has grown into an organization (est. in 2017) representing a leading alliance between trailblazers from academia, government, and industry. WiCyS offers opportunities, trainings, events, and resources for its members. Strategic partners include Tier 1: Amazon Web Services, Battelle, Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute, Cisco, Fortinet, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Meta, Microsoft, Optum, Sandia National Laboratories, SentinelOne. Tier 2: AbbVie, Aristocrat, Dell Technologies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, McKesson, NCC Group, Nike, Workday. To partner, visit http://www.wicys.org/support/strategic-partnerships/.
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NetCom Learning, the leading IT and Training organization partners with (ISC)2 to help organizations upskill their teams on Cybersecurity
New York, NY – November 30, 2022 – NetCom Learning has added another feather to its cap by securing a training partnership with (ISC)2, the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals and a global leader in cybersecurity certifications. This partnership, covering North America, will empower organizations looking to upskill their cybersecurity employees.
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Russell Sarder, the CEO of NetCom Learning, said, “We’re proud to be selected by (ISC)2 as an Official Training Partner. This partnership will help businesses empower their IT professionals by training them with the best in the industry.”
Why Choose NetCom for (ISC)2 Training?
NetCom Learning’s instructors have an aggregate experience of 11 years; by combining this level of mastery with the impeccable standards set by (ISC)2, cybersecurity professionals’ training experience is set to be the best in class.
This game-changing partnership will help cybersecurity teams get more accessibility to premium cybersecurity education and professional development, including the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). NetCom Learning delivers official instructor-led classes, physical and virtual, and self-paced courses and certification exam preparation education crafted by the best minds in the industry.
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Dry fruits and nuts are packed with healthy and essential nutrients. Consuming them is also a great way to prevent cardiovascular problems as dry fruits and nuts especially help in reducing the risk of coronary heart problems. According to a recent Australian study, the intake of almonds in specific can help in cutting down and burning calories.
The research was lead by the researchers of the University of South Australia. It suggests that a handful of almonds can help in keeping a few additional kilograms of weight at bay. The researchers reveal that a snack containing just 30 to 50 grams of almonds can help in encouraging weight loss and weight management.
The study was published in the European Journal of Nutrition. It also reveals that people who eat almonds instead of an energy-equivalent carbohydrate snack, their energy consumption by 300 kilojoules at the next meal. The majority of this sum comes from fast and junk food.
Talking along the lines Dr Sharayah Carter from UniSA's Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) shares that the research helps in providing insights into weight management.
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"The rates of overweight and obesity are one of the major public health concerns and modulating appetite through better hormonal response may cater to help the most when it comes to promoting weight management. Our research examined the hormones that help in regulating human appetite, and how nuts - specifically almonds - might contribute to appetite control. Upon analysis we found that people who ate almonds experienced changes in their appetite-regulating hormones and also that these may have contributed to reduced food intake as much as by 300kJ."
According to the study, consumption of almonds is associated with lower levels of C-peptide responses, and higher levels of glucose. It also finds that it can also produce small changes in energy level of people.
Consider replacing the sugar you consume with honey, says a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto.
For people on a healthy diet in which no more than 10% of daily calories come from sugar, honey actually provides cardiometabolic benefits.
The study is a review and meta-analysis of the effects of honey in 18 controlled feeding trials involving 1,105 predominantly healthy individuals.
Taken together, the trials showed that honey lowered fasting blood glucose (blood sugar levels on an empty stomach), total and “bad” (LDL) cholesterol, as well as a marker of fatty liver disease. They also found that honey increased markers of inflammation.
While sugars of all kinds are associated with cardiometabolic issues — and honey is 80% sugar — the study’s authors suggest that honey may be in a category of its own, and worthy of special consideration as a healthy food.
The researchers found that raw honey and monofloral honey provide the most cardiometabolic benefit.
The study appears in Nutrition Reviews.
Unlike most sweeteners, honey’s sweetening power does not come exclusively from common sugars, such as fructose and glucose.
Co-author of the study Dr. Tauseef Ahmad Khan, research associate at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada, told Medical News Today:
“Around 15% of honey is made of dozens of rare sugars — e.g., isomaltulose, kojibiose, trehalose, melezitose, etc. — which have been shown to have many physiological and metabolic benefits including improving glucose response, reducing insulin resistance, and promoting [the] growth of bacteria associated with a healthy gut.”
In addition, said Dr. Khan, honey contains much more than sugars.
This includes, he said, “many bioactive molecules, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and organic acids that have an array of pharmacological properties including antibiotic effect, anti-cancer effect, anti-obesogenic [anti-obesity] effect, protection against free radical damage and reducing inflammation, etc.”
Endocrinologist Dr. Ana Maria Kausel, who was not involved in the study, told MNT that she would nevertheless prefer the focus remain on reducing the intake of sugar.
“I think the focus should be more towards having less sugar overall in the diet. The benefits were seen after consuming an average of 40 grams for 8 weeks. This amount of sugar is more than what the body can process without involving the liver. We can see similar benefits in [cardiovascular] and metabolic risks without the sugar intake, for example, the Mediterranean diet,” she pointed out.
Honey products are frequently pasteurized — raw honey is not.
Honey is pasteurized for convenience, not safety, since the processing slows honey’s naturally occurring granulation, which can make it harder to pour out of a squeeze bottle or measure into a spoon.
The current study found that raw honey had a particularly positive effect on fasting glucose.
Most honey is polyfloral, meaning that the bees that produce it collect nectar from any nectar-producing plants within a 2-to-4-mile range from their hive.
A monofloral honey is one that is derived exclusively from the bee-collected nectar of a single type of plant, or even a single plant.
Well-known monofloral honeys include Tupelo honey — from White Ogeechee Tupelo trees — clover honey, robinia honey, and French lavender honey. Each has a distinctive flavor.
The researchers found that clover and robinia monofloral honeys lowered LDL cholesterol and overall cholesterol, as well as fasting triglycerides. Clover honey also reduced fasting glucose levels.
Excessive inflammation is increasingly associated with a variety of illnesses and conditions, so the study’s finding that honey raised inflammation markers IL-6 and TNF-alpha may give rise to some concern.
However, Dr. Khan suggested that an increase in these markers may actually indicate additional benefits.
“IL-6 may play a role in maintaining good glucose control by improving whole body metabolism of both glucose and lipids,” he said. “Similarly, TNF-alpha is an indicator of innate body immune response, so an increase with honey intake may suggest improved immunity.”
“I am interested,” said Dr. Khan, “in all natural sweeteners, and plan to look at maple syrup and, of course, agave syrup. However, there is a major difference between these syrups and honey.”
“Syrups like maple syrup and agave are directly obtained from plants, with some processing by humans using heat, and are mainly composed of common sugars like fructose, glucose, and sucrose,” he added/
As Dr. Kausel put it, “agave is natural, but it’s fructose at the end of the day.“
“High fructose concentrations,” she pointed out, “are bad for the liver, no matter what the source is. Even natural juices are harmful for the liver, despite all the vitamins and minerals they might contain.”
Still, the way honeybees make honey adds an interesting twist that make its sugars different.
“Honey,” explained Dr. Khan, “has an additional step whereby the honeybees extensively process nectar [which is mainly sucrose] from flowers with their enzymes, which results in a large variety of rare sugars being produced in honey. These rare sugars are the key to the benefits of honey sugars over other natural sugars.”
Two women each lost over 11 pounds while taking part in a study that sent electric shocks to the part of the brain linked to cravings.
Robyn Baldwin, 58, and Lena Tolly, 48, who both have obesity and binge eating disorders, tried extreme dieting and even bariatric surgery, but couldn’t keep the weight off.
But they both reportedly found success during a six-month, two-person trial in which a small implant zapped the hypothalamus to help scramble thoughts of cravings, according to the New York Times.
“I could go into the pharmacy and not even think about ice cream,” Baldwin, a self-described “chunko child,” said of breaking her bad habit of swinging past Ben & Jerry’s on the way to the drugstore.
“It’s not like I don’t think about food at all,” she added. “But I’m no longer a craving person.”
The implant reportedly even changed the women’s food preferences. Before the study, Baldwin craved sweet foods but now prefers savory ones. Tolly said she would sometimes eat peanut butter from the jar, but now she doesn’t crave it.
“It’s not self control,” Tolly said. “I make better choices.” However, she still avoids food that does not appeal to her: “I am not signing up for kale.”
The pilot study — which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine in August — was mainly conducted to make sure the implant is safe. But its promising effects were “really impressive and exciting,” said Dr. Casey Halpern, the study’s senior author and an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, in a news release.
Neither of the two patients reported any side effects from the implant, either. One of them no longer fits the criteria of having a binge-eating disorder.
However, it’s too early for doctors to link the implant with weight loss, as there could be a placebo effect from the surgery or the effect could wear off over time.
Tolly and Baldwin will keep taking part in the study for six more months while researchers look for four more people to try it out.
Check details on ISC semester 2 result 2022
ISC Result 2022: The Indian School Certificate (ISC) or Class 12 semester 2 result 2022 is expected to be declared soon. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) official earlier told Careers360 that the ISC result is likely to be announced on July 24, if not, the students will get their result on July 25. Once declared, the students can check their CISCE 12th semester 2 result 2022 on the official websites- cisce.org, results.cisce.org.
Along with the official website, students can also avail the ISC 12th result 2022 with the help of mobile SMS service. The schools can access results by logging in to the Careers portal of the CISCE using the Principal’s login ID and password.
Type ISC <space> seven-digit unique ID and send the message to 09248082883.
The CISCE conducted the ISC board exams in two terms this year. The final result of ISC Class 12 will be announced after compiling the results of both semesters.