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How Do I Get CISM Certified in Washington, DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2020 3:21:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CISM, Cybersecurity, Washington DC

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The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) qualification is one of the most popular — and well-paying — credentials in the IT industry. Focused on advancing the skills and knowledge of experienced security professionals, CISM is sought-after by employers looking to enhance infosec departments and expand C-suite teams.

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Security Starting Point: CRISC or CISSP in Washington, DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2020 3:18:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CISSP, Cybersecurity, Washington DC

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Security and risk-focused IT certifications are in high demand as organizations look to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap and boost data defense. While digital attack surfaces rapidly expand and attackers develop new techniques, the supply of skilled security professionals hasn’t kept pace, leaving companies on the hunt for experienced IT pros capable of recognizing key risks, developing effective defenses and deploying security measures at scale.

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Is CCISO Training Worth it in Washington, DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in computer training, Cybersecurity, Jobs, Washington DC

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Washington, DC continues to deliver on startup tech potential — The Tech Tribune recently highlighted 20 technology companies to watch heading into 2020. Combined with increasing federal investment in IT solutions and the infrastructure needed to support these new deployments, there’s a growing market for IT professionals in the DC area.

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Why Choose Cybersecurity as a Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2019 12:05:44 PM / by Madeline Sita posted in Cybersecurity

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You don’t need to be a computer industry expert to know that the cybersecurity industry is a hot commodity. Why not work in a field that’s continually evolving and growing, while making a six figures income? There’s always a need for cybersecurity professionals, meaning there is no shortage when it comes to job opportunities.

Cybersecurity has become a crucial component to any company, especially as data breaches are becoming a fact of life for today’s business. So why cybersecurity? Why study it? Why leave your current job? Here are three reasons as to why you should pursue a career in cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Training Market Heats Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2018 10:26:06 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Cybersecurity

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Human interaction remains the single biggest threat to businesses as they attempt to secure their networks from cyber-attack. Increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks represent the dominant way in which cyber-criminals manipulate employees within small and large businesses, to open their networks to malicious activities. It's not surprising then, that venture capitalists are paying close attention to the cybersecurity awareness training market.

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Landing A Lucrative Cyber Security Career: Five Tips To Boost Your Chances

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2018 9:21:14 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Cybersecurity, Jobs

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Cyber security is a growing field, with more than 350,000 open positions in the United States alone. What’s more, cyber and information security professionals often enjoy above-average salaries, autonomy and upward career mobility.

But how do you make the shift from front-line or mid-corporate IT to grab a lucrative cyber security career? Here are five tips to boost your chances of landing the job.

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Security+ Training: SY0-401 vs SY0-501 - What’s the Difference?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2018 9:30:41 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA Security+, Cybersecurity

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The CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam is officially slated to be replaced by Security+ SY0-501 exam on July 31, 2018. Initially released in October 2017, SY0-501 reflects the continuing evolution in the cybersecurity environment. We are pleased to announce that TrainACE is adopting this new version of Security+ in its training schedules.

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What's Next: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2017 12:18:56 PM / by Madeline Sita posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Jobs

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It's safe to say 2017 has been full of activity in the world of cybersecurity. What about 2018? Will there be an increase in cyber attacks? New and more sophisticated methods of attack? What about even more devastating data breach impacts? The answer is probably all of the above. There are countless predictions out there and we all THINK we have a hunch, but nevertheless it's hard to gage what will happen, until it happens. Here are three general predictions that I've gathered...

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Visual Guide to Getting Started in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2017 11:54:39 AM / by Madeline Sita posted in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Jobs

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Career paths are not always as straightforward as they seem. There are going to be those people fortunate enough to find what they're looking for in their first job and build a career from that point. For many though, the process of learning and self-discovery takes much longer and sends them down paths they never anticipated or allows them to find passion through different means than they had pictured. This is very accurate in the mysterious world of information technology (IT).

Just because you graduated college as a history major doesn't mean you can't pursue a career in IT, right?  If you want career change, and IT looks attractive to you, follow this infographic for some direction! Then for more helpful tips on breaking into IT check out our Getting Started in IT guide

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for that Cyber-Geek

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2017 11:08:11 AM / by Madeline Sita posted in Cybersecurity, Hacking, Information Technology, online shopping

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T-minus two weeks until Christmas! It's time to get those last minute gifts. No idea where to start? Don't panic! We've come up with some outside-the-usual-gift-box ideas for that IT geek and hacker in your life.

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