Category Archives: Security Certification

CASP: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner – Beta Exam Results

CompTIA has wrapped up the beta exam for the Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).  The beta was 92 questions and test candidates were given 135 minutes to complete it which works out to about 1 ½ minutes per question.  This may … Continue reading

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Is Ethical Hacking Legal

While ethical hacking is widely seen as a useful technique to test the security controls of an approving company or client, some in Australia disagree.   Police there have spoken out strongly against ethical hacking in the wake of some of … Continue reading

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The New CompTIA CASP Certification

Later this year, CompTIA will be releasing the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification.   It is time for this certification. It’s targeted directly at individuals that have worked in security for a number of years in “hands-on” security.  We are … Continue reading

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Security+ SY0-301 2011 Certification Update

2011 starts a new year for CompTIA and Security+.  CompTIA certifications will no longer be awarded for a lifetime.  Starting in 2011, all CompTIA certification exams will be valid for three years from the date the test candidate passes the … Continue reading

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CISSP Study Tips – Movies with CISSP Exam Concepts

Studying for and passing the CISSP exam is not an easy task.  It requires a combination of CISSP training, reviewing, studying, and practice tests.  Many test candidates invest in a good study guide such as the CISSP Exam Cram by … Continue reading

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The DHS Cyber Security Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010

What are your thoughts on giving DHS oversight over portions of the Internet?  A new bill, HR 6423, is planning on doing just that.  This bill would give DHS the right to regulate portions of the Internet that is deemed … Continue reading

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CompTIA Ready’s an Upgrade to the Cyber Security Foundations Cert: Security+ SY0-301

If you’ve been putting off obtaining your Security+ certification and are not going to attempt the exam before December 31, 2010, you may want to wait until the new version of Security+ SY0-301 is released.  CompTIA is planning the new … Continue reading

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How Effective Study Skills can help you Achieve your CISSP Certification

Since not everyone studies in the same manner, what works for one person may not work for someone else.  If you are looking to obtain your CISSP, CISA, CISM CEH, or really any IT security certification you will need to … Continue reading

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CompTIA’s moving beyond cyber security foundations to develop an advanced IT security certification

While CompTIA is widely known for their foundational coverage of networking and security, they are now developing a more advanced security certification, the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).   While this advanced security certification is still in the development phase, what is … Continue reading

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