The GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) provides assurance that certified professionals hold the appropriate level of knowledge and skills for risk management and defense in-depth techniques.
Skills: Overview of network security fundamentals, DNS, routing, IP, cryptography
The field of cyber security is still relatively new and rapidly changing. ClearanceJobs.com sees the key cyber security positions as systems administrators, information assurance analysts and systems architects or managers. The list of skills isn't really new or special, but when it comes down to proving abilities, a certification is required. Therefore, ClearanceJobs.com Co-Founder and Director Evan Lesser has provided a list of top certifications for those positions and the skills that are important relative to the certification.