The True Value of a Cybersecurity Professional


The cost of cybercrimes will double in the next five years, up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to a report published by Cybersecurity Ventures. This includes not only stolen money and ransom, but also the value of lost productivity and intellectual property, data theft, business disruption, reputational harm and more. Experienced cybersecurity professionals can help reduce this cost for their organizations by putting protections into place, firming up security policies and identifying vulnerabilities before attacks happen.

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Is Certified Chief Information Security Officer Right for Me?

EC-Council’s CCISO Program has certified leading information security professionals around the world. A core group of high-level information security executives, the CCISO Advisory Board, contributed by forming the foundation of the program and outlining the content that would be covered by the exam, body of knowledge, and training. Some members of the Board contributed as authors, others as exam writers, others as quality assurance checks, and still others as trainers. Each segment of the program was developed with the aspiring CISO in mind and looks to transfer the knowledge of seasoned professionals to the next generation in the areas that are most critical in the development and maintenance of a successful information security program.

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Equifax Aftermath and the Increasing Need for Cyber Security Heroes

On September 7th, Equifax, one of the three largest consumer credit agencies in the United States, admitted to a cyber-attack that (potentially) impacted up to 143 million customers. That is almost half of the entire United States population. This Equifax security breach is not only among the largest in US history but is also unquestionably serious in regards to crucial personal information being exposed. 

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Why Is Cybersecurity So Hard?

After nearly 20 years of trying and billions of dollars in investment, why are organizations are still struggling with cybersecurity? In fact, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. Answering this question requires moving beyond a purely technical examination of cybersecurity.



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How do You Spot Malware Lurking in Encrypted Traffic?

Encryption is a valuable ally in maintaining privacy. It keeps our data safe from prying eyes. It stops people robbing our credit card details, our app usage habits, and our passwords.

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