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The Importance of Maintaining Cyber Security Skills in a Virtual World

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 19, 2020

The Information Technology (IT) profession is a pretty exciting place to be, right now. We’re seeing an unprecedented influx of new technologies and approaches, including AI, robotics, automation, and next-level networking. More importantly, today’s IT workers have become the guardians of identity and curators of information. Given the increased movement to remote working the IT community must be conscious their teams skillset in the midst of increasing and complex cybersecurity threats designed to hit organizations where it hurts...their people. If you’re curious about what it’s like to be part of the IT profession in quickly changing virtual world, then watch CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist, Dr. James Stanger, to learn more. James discusses the pillars of IT that help create our (post)-modern world, and dispel a few myths about the cybersecurity profession. If you’re interested in learning more about the different cybersecurity pathways available to you, and how you can become a unique contributor to the cybersecurity profession, then we welcome you.

Working from home – a hacker’s paradise!

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 09, 2020

The novel coronavirus has changed many aspects of life for millions of people globally, including where they work. With the increase in remote work, it is important for both individuals and companies to be aware of the added cybersecurity risks. Join us as Paula shares real world examples and tips on how we all can be better prepared.

Cybersecurity Awareness Fundamentals

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 08, 2020

Expert Hesham Mahmoud discusses the importance of cybersecurity, how to secure your IT infrastructure and detect the latest vulnerabilities and threats your organization might encounter. This webinar will cover the latest cybersecurity trends and how to react to data breaches. View the slide deck>

From Analyst to Threat Hunter: How to Build the Skills for Tomorrow’s Hottest Cyber Jobs

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 06, 2020

Whether you’re a current cyber pro looking to specialize, or new to the industry and looking for direction, Focal Point Academy’s lead cyber workforce expert can give you the insight needed to fast-track a career into today’s most in-demand cyber jobs, like Threat Hunting and Reverse Engineering. We’ll profile the top job roles for the next few years, break down the knowledge, skills, and abilities required in each, and show you how to build a training plan that gets you the job you want. And best of all, we’ll end with a special offer designed to help jump start the process for you and your team. View the slide deck>

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | Sep. 24, 2020

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>

The Next Cyberattack is Right Around the Corner—Are You Ready?

Article | Sep. 23, 2020

There’s a lot of pressure on IT decision-makers to fill the cybersecurity holes in their organization. The cyber skills shortage is palpable and growing. Cybersecurity is the most challenging IT hiring area in the world. Those of you expecting to hire your way out of your cyber skills gaps, we have some bad news for you—it’s not viable.

The 10 Most Important IT Skills for 2020

Article | Aug. 17, 2020

As IT departments struggle with skills gaps and businesses attempt to recovery economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, these 10 IT skills are essential to drive success. Job roles in these areas pay well, but decision-makers are struggling to find qualified candidates. If you’re looking to make an IT skills investment or start a new career path this year, these are the areas to consider.

5 Numbers to Know in the 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report

Article | July 13, 2020

To preview the upcoming 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report, here are five data points that illustrate important trends in professional development, skills gaps, hiring and top-paying certifications.

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | June 25, 2020

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>

Top 10 Recession-Proof IT Jobs

Article | June 05, 2020

These technology job roles are proven to be essential during a crisis as enterprises scramble to change strategies and meet goals. The skills demonstrated by IT professionals in these 10 positions can make the difference between business success and failure, especially during a recession.

5 Most Popular IT Certifications for 2020

Article | May 11, 2020

While cybersecurity remains the most popular certification category in our IT Skills and Salary Report, foundational-level certifications highlight our list of the most popular IT certifications of 2020. 

Cyberwarfare: Origins, Motivations and What You Can Do in Response

White Paper | May 04, 2020

This cybersecurity white paper explores the origins and motivations of cyberwarfare, and provides actions you can take in response.

Women in Tech Leadership Profile: Skills, Job Roles and Certifications

Article | March 06, 2020

For women in IT, advancing your career can be a challenge in itself. In the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report, only eight percent of senior- and executive-level IT professionals are women. We have pulled data from our research that sheds light on the job roles, skills, challenges, certifications and experience of women in tech who have progressed to the highest levels of an organization.

12 Challenges Facing IT Professionals

Article | March 05, 2020

IT is rife with opportunity and challenges. There are plenty of options to learn new and exciting skills, and also to earn high salaries. But new technologies have disrupted the industry, and IT staff and management aren’t always on the same page. We went directly to the source to understand the biggest challenges currently in IT. 

Most Popular and Most Pursued IT Certifications by Women in Tech

Article | March 04, 2020

According to the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, women make up 16% of the tech workforce, and an even smaller percentage (8%) are at the senior or executive level. Here’s an overview of the most popular and most pursued certifications by women in tech.

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | Feb. 27, 2020

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>

15 Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2020

Article | Feb. 09, 2020

Based on survey responses from the Global Knowledge 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report, this year’s highest-paying certifications reveal a strong emphasis on particular topics, such as cloud computing and cybersecurity. In fact, cloud and IT security make up the four top-paying credentials on this list.

A Complete Guide: How to Become Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

White Paper | Feb. 04, 2020

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your CRISC certification exam.

Trends in Cybersecurity

Webinar – Recorded | Jan. 30, 2020

Organizations and individuals are threatened with ever-growing cyber threats and must be prepared to address them. The more we are connected to networks, the more susceptible ​we are to attacks, therefore enterprises must stay current applying various cybersecurity measures and maintaining awareness of cybersecurity trends. View the slide deck>

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | Dec. 17, 2019

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>

Top Tech Trends and Predictions for 2020

Article | Dec. 06, 2019

Global Knowledge subject matter experts predict the top trends for 2020 in IT training, Microsoft, Cisco, AWS, cybersecurity and more.

Top 5 Risky Internet Behaviors

Article | Nov. 18, 2019

The Internet is not a safe place. We see that more than ever with the security breaches of businesses and individuals in the news on a daily basis. As Internet citizens, we need to take our protection into our own hands, as obviously most online services are not doing their best to protect us.

Top Cybersecurity Certifications to Enhance Your Career

Article | Oct. 04, 2019

Managers are in dire need of cybersecurity professionals with specific skills. If you’re looking to advance your career, or transfer into the cyber field, now is the time to get certified.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Certified Information Security Manager

White Paper | Sep. 19, 2019

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your CISM certification exam.

Help Wanted: Cybersecurity Professionals Needed

Article | Sep. 18, 2019

Cybersecurity is a top technology investment area around the globe, with over half of our survey respondents saying it’s a priority. It’s no longer a niche skill—every IT professional needs some cybersecurity knowledge.

CISSP Has Changed (Again): What it Means for Your Certification Prep

White Paper | Sep. 17, 2019

This white paper discusses the importance of the CISSP certification, identifies the changes in topics, reveals the complexity of the new testing format, and provides guidance for your preparations towards successfully passing the CISSP exam.

IT Certifications: 5 New Realities

Article | Aug. 27, 2019

The value of IT certifications has grown considerably over the last decade. Examine the evolution of certification trends, see the top-paying certifications and learn how decision-makers are struggling to hire certified employees.

EC-Council Certification Guide

Article | Aug. 22, 2019

This quick reference guide will highlight the various certification tracks to help you find your path through the EC-Council programs.

ISACA Certifications Deliver Big Returns to Organizations and Individuals

Article | July 16, 2019

ISACA’s role is to help those in the field of cybersecurity get greater utilization out of the people already in the fold. This means enabling IT professionals to take a leadership role and increase their depth of knowledge. Greater skills validation translates to being better able to leverage yourself into leadership positions. 

5 Highest-Paying ISACA Certifications

Article | July 09, 2019

ISACA certifications are some of the most popular and highest-paying in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report. Eleven percent of IT professionals in the United States and Canada are ISACA-certified, and their salaries are 12% above the North American average.

Why is CISSP a Top-Paying IT Certification?

Article | July 09, 2019

This year, CISSP-certified IT professionals have the third highest global salary ($116,573) and the 10th highest in North America ($123,815). This is nothing new—CISSP has ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. each year since 2015, even coming in first in 2018. CISSP is a top-paying certification year after year. But how has it remained so relevant and valuable?

Ethical Hacking: A Good Defense Starts with Offensive Security

Article | June 21, 2019

There are two types of networks: those that have been hacked and those that will be. To defend against hacks, cyber professionals can benefit greatly from ethical hacking programs.

PAN-OS - Network Security/Prevention Everywhere

Webinar – Recorded | May 23, 2019

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment.

Security+ and Your IT Career

Webinar – Recorded | April 24, 2019

You don’t have to look far to discover how important security is in our organizations. No matter what role you play in your IT department, it is critical to have a foundational understanding of security. CompTIA’s Security+ certification continues to be a minimum standard for IT professionals around the world in a variety of industries.

A Question about “Hacking Back” — Is it Legal?

Article | April 09, 2019

Should an organization that is the victim of an intentional nefarious hacking activity resort to retaliation? It’s a question that has been gathering a lot of attention. Retaliating against bad actors might seem appealing, but what are the legal ramifications? In this article, find out if there is a legal precedent to "hacking back."

Everything You Need to Know About the CISSP Exam Changes

Article | March 20, 2019

The CISSP (Certified Information System Security Practitioner) certification exam update in 2018 included a modest revision of the topics and a significant change to the testing process. Preparing for the CISSP exam has become more challenging. Here's everything you need to know about the changes.

CISSP Certification is an Indicator of Cybersecurity Expertise

Article | March 14, 2019

(ISC)2’s CISSP (Certified Information System Security Practitioner) is a widely desired indicator of cybersecurity knowledge, experience and excellence on the resume of many IT professionals. Learn how to prep for the most comprehensive and in-demand cybersecurity certification.

Why Pentesting is Vital to the Modern DoD Workforce

Webinar – Recorded | Feb. 26, 2019

Watch this recorded webinar as CompTIA’s chief technology evangelist and Global Knowledge’s federal sales director discuss how pentesting has morphed.

Build an IT Career with CompTIA Certifications

White Paper | Nov. 26, 2018

CompTIA has become one of the most recognized and respected names in IT certifications, from the first A+ back in the 1990s to today with over a dozen vendor-neutral certifications covering a variety of topics. At first glance, it may seem daunting trying to figure out which certifications you should pursue and what it takes to pass the exams. But do not fear! CompTIA has streamlined their certification process. Let this white paper be your guide along your CompTIA journey. We will explain the certifications, the order to take them, how to prepare for the exams and the details of the testing experience. 

Cybersecurity Specializations – Penetration Testing

Video | Nov. 26, 2018

This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of penetration testing job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.