The Best Cybersecurity Certifications You Might Need in 2021


As we are becoming dependent on gadgets nowadays, the fear of cyber-attacks is also increasing rapidly. Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems from cyber-attacks, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These are usually aimed toward changing, destroying, or trying to access sensitive information.

The global spending on cybersecurity products and services is said to be increased by 12-15% each year and still rapidly increasing. Products these days are usually connected to the internet, which leads to a higher potential for attacking. Various companies have made headlines after having customer information stolen or hacked. Because of this, the call of administrative fears occurs, and the demand for cybersecurity certifications increase,

Therefore in this blog, we will look after some products and software which protect us from this dysfunctioning

1. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

It is a qualification obtained by demonstrating knowledge of operating the security system and gadgets of computer systems by looking for weaknesses in target systems, using the same knowledge and tools as a hacker in a faithful manner to assess the security posture of a target system. There is a multiple-choice questions exam regarding various ethical hacking techniques and tools, to see about the compatibility.

Everyone is interested in the security of their gadgets, the CEH certification provides us the same, it is a great investment based on the knowledge, and gaining technical CEH is also a very valuable certification for your professional career. 

2. Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

It is an independent security certification granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ICC), also known as (ISC) ². As in the statistics of July 2020, 141,607 members are holding the CISSP certification worldwide, which is amusing.

You must pass the exam and have at least five years of paid work experience in two domains to qualify for this cybersecurity certification or more of the eight domains of the (ISC) ² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), it is one of the main factors.

3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

CISM is a certification offered by ISACA that validates, regulates, and checks your knowledge and expertise in managing enterprise information security teams and data. Information security program development and management through this process.

Don’t forget to register for the CISM exam: — 

Early Registration fees are $415 for Members and $545 for Non-Members; Final Registration fees are $465 for Members and $595 for Non-Members. 

Comparing CISM and CISSP to know which one is harder, we can tell that “CISM is management only and CISSP is are more technical and all-inclusive securities cert” answer.

4. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

It is the global standard for professionals who have a career in information systems and software, particularly in auditing, control, and security. CISA candidates must pass a comprehensive exam test and satisfy industry work experience requirements to be selected.

As compared to other exams, it isn't recognized especially a very difficult exam to pass.

Now let’s talk about the exam structure and syllabus. The exam consists of only 150 questions. The candidate's final score is converted onto a scale of 200-800, with 450 being the passing score for the exam. Each question on the exam is nearly weighted evenly. Questions must be answered correctly to receive credit, and there is no negative scoring for incorrect answers.

5. NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF)

Set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the United States Commerce Department, the Cybersecurity Framework is a set of guidelines for private sector companies followed to be better prepared in identifying, detecting, and responding to hacking.

This revision of the CSF Manufacturing system revises and includes the sub-category enhancements and improvements established in NIST's Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure cybersecurity Version 1.1; which includes updates include managing cybersecurity within the supply chain, self-assessing cybersecurity risk, vulnerability disclosure, and system.

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