Navigating the World of IT Security Certifications - Which Path is Best for Me?

A good friend of mine interested in infosec as a career asked me the other day, "What certifications should I get, and which do you have?" As an IT security professional with a few certs up my sleeve, this is by far the most common question I receive; "What path do I take?" This is a very good question; just take a look at this list of IT certifications. There's a LOT. Personally, I have the CEH, CNDA, and CompTIA's Security+, and I'm currently working towards the OSCP. However, this path is going to be quite different for nearly everyone, depending on both your desired career, and other circumstances such as time and money. I'm going to break it down the best I can in this blog to help thos

10 Steps to CMMC Supplier Certification

The DoD finalized and released the CMMC requirements in late January 2020 and by 2025 all DoD suppliers must be CMMC certified. With five years to fully roll out, the Pentagon expects third-party assessors to certify about 1,500 vendors in 2021, 7,500 more in 2022 and 25,000 more by 2023. However, even before the release of the first CMMC drafts, there were many companies advertising their ability to get other vendors certified under CMMC. All companies seeking CMMC must understand, to become certified, the engagement must start with a CMMC-AB (accreditation body) trained professional for guidance and preparation. The CMMC-AB maintains the CMMC-BOK (standards,practices,scenarios,learning obj

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