The need for businesses of all sizes to employ advanced cyber security measures and personnel is growing by the day. Cyber threats are evolving by the minute, getting ever so complex and potentially catastrophic. A report filed by Reuters shows that a single coordinated global cyber-attack has the potential to cause between $85-195 billion worth of damage.
Our federal government is very large. It employed 4,185,000 workers as of 2014, says the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Our national network has so many agencies and departments, the White House simply says, “There are hundreds…” and kindly directs interested visitors to the alphabetical listing at USA.gov.
The General Service Administration (GSA) value cards provide a viable way for agencies to streamline payment processes. They are undoubtedly a cost-effective solution that reduces costs associated with paper-based payments. In addition, the cards help improve security, oversight, and administrative control.
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) is a vendor-neutral, master-level credential designed for enterprise technical security leads. It validates advanced-level security skills. The certification is recommended for IT professionals with at least five years hands-on technical work experience. Certified security practitioners possess proven critical thinking and judgment skills across an extensive range of security disciplines.
Certification in Information Assurance (IA) is a mandatory requirement for security personnel with privileged access to monitoring, system control and administration functions. This aimed at providing effective security safeguards to data and user authentication mechanisms. The requirements are in compliance with FISMA regulations as well as the Department of Defense Directives 8140 and 8570.