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.
Click through to see more on the six security certifications that will get you hired.
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
Security professionals earning the GSEC demonstrate they are qualified for hands-on roles with respect to security tasks including risk assessment and auditing, firewalls, intrusion detection, security policy, and password management.
Skills: Risk assessment and auditing, firewalls, intrusion detection, security policy, password management
Penetration Testers, Network Security Analysts and Systems Administrators are some of the positions that require this certification.
Skills: Hacking techniques and technology from an offensive perspective, typical network vulnerabilities, common exploits, penetration testing
Intrusion detection, TCP/IP, network traffic analysis and network intrusion detection systems are a sample of the skills and knowledge learned while obtaining the GCIA.
Skills: Intrusion detection, TCP/IP, network traffic analysis, network intrusion detection systems
This certification, which was formally approved by the U.S. Department of Defense, was mentioned in 385 job postings on ClearanceJobs.com.
Skills: Risk management, planning and organization of network security policy, common and civil law, response and recovery planning
The CISM certification is for technology professionals who manage, design, oversee and/or assess their company’s information security.
Skills: Risk management, incident management, developing a full information security program, creating policy