Saturday, January 26, 2013

NSA releases details about Perfect Citizen security program

NSA releases details about Perfect Citizen security program

New details have emerged about a U.S. government program, now in its fourth year, designed to strengthen cybersecurity and protect critical infrastructure. Perfect Citizen -- which is administered by the National Security Agency and has raised concerns about domestic spying -- uses technology by Raytheon as well as "penetration testers" to probe vulnerabilities in the power grid.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to find a career mentor

How to find a career mentor

When looking for a mentor, don't limit your search to your workplace, Lisa Quast writes. Look to professional associations, community groups or even your family. "Once you find a person who agrees to be your mentor, first and foremost, make sure you share the same commitment to your expectations 

Friday, January 18, 2013

CompTIA Security+ exam code is

About the Security+ objectives certification




The CompTIA Security+ certification (SY0-301) designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Security threats are increasing in number and severity, and the gap between the need for security professionals and qualified IT personnel is the largest of any IT specialty, according to a 2008 CompTIA study. Even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to maintain or increase their investment in security. 

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

The new CompTIA Security+ exam code is SY0-301 (2010 objectives) launched in May, 2011– It is the responsibility of the candidate to check the CompTIA website regularly for updates and current information. The corresponding educational version JK0-018 – is an exam code exclusively used by our E2C members and their students. 
Over 100,000 IT professionals are CompTIA Security+ certified. • Jobs for security administrators are expected to increase by 18%. The skill set required for these types of jobs map to CompTIA Security+ certification.
CIOs believe a certified IT security staff can better protect networks. The CompTIA Security+ exam covers systems security knowledge and skills, including network infrastructure, access control and audits.
Network Security Administrators can earn as much as $106,000 per year. CompTIA Security+ is the first step in starting your career as a Network Security Administrator or Systems Security Administrator.
Major organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified professionals include Booz Allen Hamilton, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Symantec, Telstra, Hitachi, Ricoh, Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Hilton Hotels Corp., General Mills, the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines.
Department of Defense (DOD) approves CompTIA Security+ to fulfill certification requirements for Management Level 1 positions.
CIOs believe certified IT security staff can better protect networks. The CompTIA Security+ exam covers systems security knowledge and skills, including network infrastructure, access control and audits.
CompTIA Security+ creates best practices and uniform security processes. Security training is a requirement for IT staff at nearly 60% of U.S. organizations.
FISMA - CompTIA Security+ certification can help demonstrate your compliance with government regulations under FISMA (the Federal Information Security Management Act).
Three CompTIA certifications fulfill the U.S. Department of Defense’s Directive 8570.1: CompTIA A+®, Network+®, and Security+™.
CompTIA Security+ certifications is certified by ISO and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA CE Program. Visit our Certification website for information and FAQ's about CompTIA's Continuing Education (ce) program.

CompTIA Certification FAST FACTS:

Is there a minimum age: NO, but thirteen is the recommended starting point.
Identification requirements: See our article under Testing & training questions "About Identification requirements"
Rescheduling exams: MUST be done through your test provider a minimum 24hrs. in advance of your appointment to avoid forfeiture of exam & fee.
Exam Code 2010 objectives: SY0-301, JK0-018 (JK0-exam codes are exclusive to Capp Academy (E2C version) members and their students.
Exam Retirement date: SY0-301 N/A (appx. 3 yrs from release date).
Retired Exam Code 2008 objectives: SY0-201, which retired on December 31, 2011. The corresponding educational JK0-015 – is an exam code exclusively used by our Capp Academy (E2C version) members and their students, is also retired December 31, 2011.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cybersecurity rules spur encryption in the cloud

Cybersecurity rules spur encryption in the cloud

Enterprises are encrypting data before storing it in a cloud environment as a means to meet government rules, and at least one vendor is reaping rewards. CipherCloud chief Pravin Kothari said demand isn't coming just from the U.S. "We're seeing a lot of interest outside the United States," Kothari said. "They want the ability and, in some cases, need the ability to maintain a level of control, and encryption helps them do that."



Sunday, January 13, 2013

Intel takes aim at value-smartphone market

Intel takes aim at value-smartphone market with "Lexington"

Intel debuted its "Lexington" platform this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, touting the low-cost, low-power Atom Z2420 processor aimed at the value smartphone marketplace. Devices may be forthcoming from firms such as Acer, Lava International and Safaricom. "The addition of the low-power Atom platform enables Intel to address new market segments and further rounds out our expanding portfolio of smartphone offerings," Intel's Mike Bell says.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Health tech sector got $1.4 billion from investors last year

Health tech sector got $1.4 billion from investors last year

The health technology sector drew $1.4 billion in investments last year, up 45% from 2011, a report from Rock Health says. Consumer tools, tracking technology and electronic medical records applications were key sectors, and QualComm Ventures and Aberdare Ventures were the most active investors.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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