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Closing Security Backdoors and Opening Opportunities with CISSP®-Certified Staff

CISSP TrainingGetting your workforce security certified can be complicated, but that doesn’t mean you can let your responsibilities slide. In the process of improving your control over who accesses your own information and how you respond to threats, Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP®) make it easier to protect your own intelligence and win contracts with other companies who require such credentials in order to business with them.

Keeping your staff’s security credentials up to date may be the key to ensuring your firm retains its relevancy. The real dilemma is how to go about earning and maintaining such specialized qualifications.

What Makes CISSP so Formidable?

As you may know, CISSP is divided into ten different subjects known as domains. In addition to typical fields, like Access Control and Cryptography, these topics also cover Physical Control, Operations Security and other vital information, making them ideal for comprehensive security implementations.

Unlike other IT certifications that focus on general business practices, CISSP is built around a well-defined body of knowledge that has more concrete applications and addresses the demands of given problems.

The flip side of such extensiveness is that CISSP qualifications are known as being rather difficult to obtain. Although it’s tempting to focus solely on the domains and topics you know your organization has weaknesses in, the certification exam requires knowledge of all ten. As such, your choice of training is critical to whether your workforce will actually be able to master CISSP.

Building a More Capable Staff

So how can your firm employ CISSP techniques yet address the unique problems inherent to your organizational structure and methodologies? The secret ultimately lies in taking advantage of the way CISSP Certification requirements are organized.

In addition to having to pass the exam and receive endorsement from another CISSP Certificate holder in good standing, your prospective trainees need to possess at least five years of full-time work experience in two of the domains. Four-year college degrees, other approved security certifications and Information Security Master’s degrees may be used in place of this requirement.

By thoroughly examining your staff’s work histories, educational achievements and prior credentials, you can choose candidates for CISSP training who possess the skill sets you’d like to cultivate. In doing so, you’ll find it easier to obtain real value from your IT security training and leave your company better equipped to handle a wider range of potential threats.

Devising an Effective Training Regimen

Of course, training isn’t as simple as deciding who’s going to receive what kind of knowledge and then sending everyone off to class. Without a personal understanding of how CISSP domains work and what they cover, many training managers find it difficult to assess the qualifications of their staff accurately. Time constraints also play a role, especially with an exhaustive qualification like Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Make things easier for yourself. Ashford Global IT consultants have years of experience successfully teaching firms to target their team members with training that works. Discover more about making your operations more secure by contacting them today.

 

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