From security intelligence to cybersecurity: choose your own career path

If you work in security intelligence, you are well on your way to having the skills needed in cybersecurity. While they both aim to identify, monitor and counter cyber threats, security intelligence takes a broader perspective and includes physical and cybersecurity whereas cybersecurity analytics homes in on protecting critical IT infrastructure. Security intelligence roles are most prevalent in government and enterprise, where cybersecurity roles can be found in any number of organizations and industries,......

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Jim Hamilton sits at his computer desk with his CompTIA Security+ study guideI’ve always had a love for computers, writing my first program on a Sinclair ZX81 in Basic, and graduating quickly to a Commodore 64. Despite this, my career path would lead me in a different direction. After earning a Bachelor of Science in psychology, followed by an MBA specializing in international management, it seemed my days working with computers were coming to an end. Little did I know that would......

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Your Next Move: Get the Inside Scoop on IT Job RolesThis article is part of an IT Career News series called “Your Next Move.” These articles take an inside look at the roles related to CompTIA certifications. Each article will include the responsibilities, qualifications, related job titles and salary range for the role. As you consider the next move in your IT career, check back with CompTIA to learn more about your job prospects and how to get there.

Problems and challenges arise......

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A man puts in ear buds to listen to a podcastOn November 30, the CompTIA Volley podcast focused on the new version of CompTIA A+, scheduled for release in January 2019. Senior Director, Industry Analysis, Carolyn April and Senior Director, Technology Analysis, Seth Robinson interviewed Senior Director, Certification Products, Teresa Sears, who oversees CompTIA A+.CompTIA A+ is designed to build problem solvers for today’s digital world, moving past traditional help desk activities to embrace a wide range of IT functions. The updated entry-level IT certification will launch......

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A man walks in a city and looks around at all the opportunities

There are many different ways to categorize the opportunities for work in information technology (IT). Because IT is so important to all businesses, and the focus for an employment sector of its own, IT is and should remain a fertile ground in which to plant and nurture careers for the foreseeable future. That said, let’s try to understand where the best and most abounding opportunities might be found in this field.

It’s Not Always......

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A successful future in information technology requires tech professionals to pursue new abilities and knowledge continually. Technology is evolving faster than ever, and professional skill sets have a rapidly shortening shelf life. By 2020, the work-related skills and knowledge taught in university will be obsolete within five years, according to the Harvard Business Review. IT career path planning is necessary to survive an uncertain future.

According to CompTIA’s recent brief Assessing the IT Skills......

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Your Next Move: Get the Inside Scoop on IT Job RolesThis article is part of an IT Career News series called Your Next Move. These articles take an inside look at the roles related to CompTIA certifications. Each article includes the responsibilities, qualifications, related job titles and salary range for the role. As you consider the next move in your IT career, check back with CompTIA to learn more about your job prospects and how to get there.

If you like being in the......

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Live from RSA 2018Liz Maida is the co-founder and CEO of Uplevel, the first intelligent cybersecurity system powered by graph-based machine learning. At RSA 2018, IT Career News spoke with Liz about how she got into cybersecurity, what she looks for in candidates at her early-stage startup and what advice she has for people looking to start their cybersecurity careers.

How did you get into cybersecurity?

I was a civil engineer in undergrad, but I never worked a day in civil engineering. I......

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Clinton Melusi in the server room At International Consulting Training Worx (ICTWorx) in Sandton, South Africa, Clinton Melusi, spends a couple days every week setting up equipment for the many IT and general tech courses the company offers in house and troubleshooting any problems that might arise. The rest of the time, he's the one teaching the courses. That's because at ICTWorx, much of the tech staff also does the training. It's a model that ensures the trainers are always working with the......

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