Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Earn the required 20 CPEs per year for ISC2 or ISACA certifications without paying any fees

Do you want to get earn the required 20 CPEs for FREE? If so, then you came to the right place. You don't have to pay a cent but you do have to spend time listening to the free webcasts provided by a couple of InfoSec magazine sites. You also might need to answer a few questions to earn the CPEs.

Here's a few sites with free webcasts where you can earn CPEs. Most of the webcasts are about an hour and 1 CPE is provided once you pass a quiz.
Information Security Magazine - US site: http://www.infosecurity-us.com/webinars/
Information Security Magazine - UK site: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/webinars/
SC Magazine - US site: http://www.scmagazineus.com/vendor-webcasts/section/145/

The webcasts are informative and the CPEs for most of them can be used for ISC2 and ISACA. Please make sure to keep a copy of your CPE certificates just in case you get audited for the event.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Information Security (InfoSec) Jobs - June 2009

My last posting about InfoSec jobs was about 3 months ago. Let's take a look at the demand for InfoSec professionals.

Similar to my previous post, I used the InfoSec certification abbreviations as a search string and did not specify any U.S. city or zip code and came up the following numbers.

CareerBuilder.com
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - 1847
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - 1534
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - 412
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - 335
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - 115
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) - 76
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) - 62
Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - 28
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) - 25
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - 17
Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA) - 10
Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) - 9
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) - 8
Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) - 2

DICE.com
CCNA - 744
CISSP - 769
CCNP - 511
CISA - 201
GIAC - 145
CISM - 161
CCSP - 104
SSCP - 50
GSEC - 42
CEH - 39
SCNA - 32
SCNP - 15
CHFI - 2

Monster.com
CISSP - 838
CCNA - 659
CISA - 444
CCNP - 426
CISM - 152
GIAC - 103
CCSP - 68
GSEC - 47
SSCP - 46
CEH - 32
SCNA - 18
SCNP - 17
CHFI - 10
CWSP - 2

Hotjobs.com
CCNA - 249
CISSP - 237
CCNP - 172
CISA - 110
CISM - 48
GIAC - 38
CCSP - 30
GSEC - 14
SSCP - 9
CEH - 5
SCNA - 5
CWSP - 3
SCNP - 1
CHFI - 1

Please note though that this is just a count of the strings on the websites so this cannot represent the actual number of job openings. A company can post their job opening on the 3 websites below and it will be counted as 3 (one for each site below) instead of 1. Also, some jobs list several certifications on their posting, e.g. CISSP, CISA, CEH certified, so an open position with this criteria will have a count for each of the InfoSec certification listed, i.e. 1 for CISSP, 1 for CISA and 1 for CEH, even though the open position is only 1.


The job search results for CareerBuilder and Dice websites only listed the jobs posted within the last 30 days while Monster showed jobs for the last 60 days and Hotjobs is showing any open position on it's database. I will try to create another count in about a month so. Please let me know if you want me to add other InfoSec certifications or other job hunting websites on the list.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CPE opportunity - Financial Information Security Decisions

A Financial Information Security Decisions seminar will be held in New York on June 9, 2009 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The seminar starts at 7:00am and ends around 4:00pm. The seminar is free so register early.

You can earn 1 CPE credit for every session you attend. The seminar has general sessions topics and you can select any session from two tracks: (1) Governance, Risk and Compliance and (2) Practical Technology Solutions. The sessions are as follows:

General Sessions:

  • Justice, Victim Corporations and Cybercriminals
  • The State of Security Today

Track 1: Governance, Risk and Compliance Sessions:
  • How to Evolve Your Compliance Program As Technologies and Mandates Change
  • Managing Third-Party Risk
  • FFIEC Guidance for Remote Deposit Capture: What is Expected of You
  • Red Flag Rules and Preparing For New Regulations

Track 2: Practical Technology Solutions Sessions:
  • Pragmatic Data Security
  • Reality Check: Emerging Internet Security Threats in 2009
  • Identity Management Solutions and Today's Environment
  • Cloud Computing: Security Risks and Compliance Implications

Visit this website for registration and more details.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SecureWorld Expo

A SecureWorld Expo will be held in Philadelphia on May 6-7, 2009 at the Valley Forge Convention Center. SecureWorld Expo is a gathering of security leaders, experts, senior executive and policy makers.

The event has 3 categories:

  • Exhibits/Open Sessions - The entrance is free and it includes access to the Exhibit floor, Keynote sessions, Open Conference Sessions, Vendor Presentations and Industry Expert Panels.
  • Two Day Conference - The registration cost for this is $245. Aside from the things mentioned above, the attendee is given access to all Conference Sessions. Lunch and a 12 CPE certificate are included in this type of pass.
  • SecureWorld + - The registration cost for this is $695. The attendee is given an additional extensive training track built around a specific subject. Lunch and a 16 CPE certificate are included in this type of pass.
If you want to find out more or want to register for the Expo, please visit their site at http://www.secureworldexpo.com.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Internet Is Infected - 60 minutes video

Here's a very informative video about viruses, malware and worms and how it affects us.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

InfoSec Jobs - February 2009

Similar to my previous post, this is a count of the open InfoSec jobs on well-known job hunting sites. I have added hotjobs.com on the list.

I used the InfoSec certification abbreviations as a search string and did not specify any U.S. city or zip code and came up the following numbers.

CareerBuilder.com
CCNA - 1379
CISSP - 402
CISA - 344
CISM - 68
GIAC - 67
SSCP - 22
GSEC - 16
CEH - 11

DICE.com
CCNA - 761
CISSP - 730
CISA - 195
GIAC - 136
CISM - 133
GSEC - 63
SSCP - 52
CEH - 26

Monster.com
CISSP - 697
CCNA - 663
CISA - 491
CISM - 114
GIAC - 91
SSCP - 58
GSEC - 38
CEH - 23

Hotjobs.com
CISSP - 227
CCNA - 222
CISM - 162
CISA - 149
GIAC - 24
SSCP - 18
GSEC - 13
CEH - 6

Please note though that this is just a count of the strings on the websites so this cannot represent the actual number of job openings. A company can post their job opening on the 3 websites below and it will be counted as 3 (one for each site below) instead of 1. Also, some jobs list several certifications on their posting, e.g. CISSP, CISA, CEH certified, so an open position with this criteria will have a count for each of the InfoSec certification listed, i.e. 1 for CISSP, 1 for CISA and 1 for CEH, even though the open position is only 1.


The job search results for CareerBuilder and Dice websites only listed the jobs posted within the last 30 days while Monster showed jobs for the last 60 days and Hotjobs is showing any open position on it's database. I will try to create another count in about a month so. Please let me know if you want me to add other InfoSec certifications or other job hunting websites on the list.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ISACA e-Symposium - January 2009

For ISACA members.

ISACA is having its e-Symposium about "Effectively Managing Risk in Today's Economy" next week on January 27, 2009 (Tuesday) at 11:00am - 2:00pm EST / 4:00pm - 7:00pm UTC. To register, please visit http://isaca.brighttalk.com.

You'll have the opportunity to earn 3 CPE credits. Look for the CPE quiz link.