This is my current release schedule for the rest of the CISSP video series:
“CISSP Certification: CISSP Domain 3 & 4 Video Boot Camp 2018” 5/6-2018 (this Sunday).
“CISSP Certification: CISSP Domain 5 & 6 Video Boot Camp 2018” 5/17-2018.
“CISSP Certification: CISSP Domain 7 & 8 Video Boot Camp 2018” 5/31-2018.
As soon as they are released you can use the NINENINENINE coupon code to get them for $9.99 each, the same goes for all my practice tests:
Set 1 (Exam emulation sets with 2x 125 questions):
A Seattle area startup by the name of Polyverse believes it has developed new technology to stop cyberattackers in their tracks, and it has raised $2 million in fresh funding to protect organizations’ server and cloud applications from end-to-end.
The funding follows a $1 million round last summer. Polyverse is led by Alex Gounares, who previously served as CTO of AOL and corporate vice president at Microsoft. Prior to starting Polyverse, Gounares was CEO of Concurix Corporation, which he sold earlier this year to San Mateo, Calif.-based Strongloop in a deal of undisclosed size.
Kirkland-based Polyverse uses what it calls “moving target defense” to prevent cyberattacks, storing data in an array of containers instead of storing millions of records in a few databases. The company claims this system “completely undermines the economics of cybercrime,” making it so “cyberthieves must endlessly rethink their attack strategies.”
Polyverse also says the the technology — which integrates with existing hardware and software systems — self heals, creating new containers in a method that’s similar to wiping a hard disk.
Containers are continuously created from last known good state and put into use servicing requests,” the company writes in a white paper. “After a brief time (typically five seconds), containers are then garbage collected. Any malware that may have been inserted is thus automatically removed. Among other advantages, this makes it far more difficult for cyberattackers to execute advanced-persistent-threat (APT) attacks.
SpringRock Ventures led the round, with SpringRock’s Kirsten Morbeck noting in a release that “Polyverse has an exceptional team building on a paradigm shift in cybersecurity.” Polyverse employs just under 20 people.
The cybercrime prediction stands, and over the past year it has been corroborated by hundreds of major media outlets, universities and colleges, senior government officials, associations, industry experts, the largest technology and cybersecurity companies, and cybercrime fighters globally.
The damage cost projections are based on historical cybercrime figures including recent year-over-year growth, a dramatic increase in hostile nation state sponsored and organized crime gang hacking activities, and a cyber attack surface which will be an order of magnitude greater in 2021 than it is today.
Cybercrime costs include damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost productivity, theft of intellectual property, theft of personal and financial data, embezzlement, fraud, post-attack disruption to the normal course of business, forensic investigation, restoration and deletion of hacked data and systems, and reputational harm.
Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage Projected at 1.8 Million by 2022
The results from the eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) have been released this week. The workforce gap is estimated to be growing, with the projected shortage reaching 1.8 million professionals by 2022. While the gap is not news, the fact that it is growing is of great concern to an already exhausted workforce. The question of how to fill the gap has been answered, and millennials are an integral part of the plan. “For years, we’ve known about the impending shortage of the information security workforce, as evidenced by our study year over year,” said David Shearer, CEO,…
Almost anyone with cybersecurity experience and realistic salary expectations can find immediate employment. There may be a small percentage of the cyber workforce who are in between jobs, some who have resigned to explore new opportunities, and others who are unrealistic about which positions they qualify for (and the compensation commensurate with their experience) — but there’s an abundance of positions available for cybersecurity pros.
Cybercrime damages are predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015… and the world will spend $1 trillion cumulatively over the next five years from 2017 to 2021 on cybersecurity products and services to combat cybercrime. These figures suggest the cyber employment problem will get worse before it gets better.
We interviewed several industry experts who corroborate the unemployment rate, and share the recruiting challenges that come with it.
Looking for a leg up in your IT career? IT certifications remain a proven way to quickly gain valuable skills and demonstrate deeper interest and know-how in a domain that will further your career.
Certifications and skills can help boost your salary, set you apart from the competition and help you land promotions in your current role. A survey from Global Knowledge found that 83 percent of IT professionals in the U.S. and Canada hold an IT certification — and in the U.S. the average salary for a certified IT professional is on average $8,400 (or 11.7 percent) higher.
Hiring certified professionals is also beneficial for employers. Of those surveyed, 44 percent of IT decision-makers say certifications result in employees performing work faster, 33 percent said it results in more efficiency when implementing systems and 23 percent say it helps deploy products and services faster with fewer errors.
Here are the 13 trending skills and certifications for tech workers in the new year.
The 13 top-paying certifications of 2018
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V)
Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N)
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)