Following on the heels of a 2016 full of cybercrime and the recent incident with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority hack, CompTIA has launched a new certification with tenants meant to proactively protect organizations. The new CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) certification is the first of its kind to bring behavioral analytics to the forefront of assessing cyber threats along with traditional methods. This newest certification to the CompTIA family is designed to bridge the skills gap between CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) exams.
CSA+ applies behavioral analytics to improve IT security and validates the knowledge and skills required to protect an organization's network. IT pros use security analytics to create threat visibility across a network. This new visibility allows them to identify and combat malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs). Behavioral analytics helps detect bad behavior on your network so you can stop the problem as quickly as possible. If a system is infected, connections it makes with a malicious server can be immediately identified and severed.
The behavioral analytics skills covered by CSA+ identify and combat malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface. CompTIA CSA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:
- Configure and use threat detection tools.
- Perform data analysis.
- Interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization.
Properly trained IT security staff who can analyze, monitor and protect cybersecurity resources are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that information security analysts will be the fastest growing overall job category, with 37 percent overall growth between 2012 and 2022.
Follow the CompTIA cybersecurity certification path
CompTIA CSA+ bridges the skills gap between CompTIA Security+ and the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) exam to create a vendor-neutral certification path. Building on CSA+, IT professionals can pursue CASP to prove their mastery of the hands-on cybersecurity skills required at the 5- to 10-year experience level. Earn the CSA+ certification to grow your career within the CompTIA recommended cybersecurity career pathway.
In a field that is only sure to grow as even more of our modern infrastructure is stored digitally, the cyber security field is only set to grow and is sure to be a life-long career position. Have you thought about getting started with CompTIA? New Horizons Learning Group offers certification training in these in-demand such as Security+, Network+, or if you are just starting out with your new IT career, CompTIA A+. New Horizons Learning Group offers hundreds of guaranteed to run classes every month so you never need to worry about a class being cancelled.