Why U.S. Navy Operations Department Lead Edward Brown Earned His CEH With InfoSec Institute

Edward Brown is an Operations Department Lead at the Navy Information Warfare Training Command in San Diego, CA. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certifications, and earned his Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification with InfoSec Institute in early 2018.

Edward plans to earn his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification next — an exam he aims to take in late June following his InfoSec Institute CISSP Boot Camp training.

We sat down with Edward to discuss his CEH Boot Camp experience and learn why he’s gearing up to take the CISSP later this summer.

Why Did You Decide to Earn Your CEH Certification?

I’ve spent most of my career in cryptology, but I’m now shifting my focus to cybersecurity. I find cybersecurity fascinating, especially after working at the NSA.

In the Navy, we have “ratings,” which are like job fields or occupations for civilians. You are usually an information technology specialist (IT rating) or a computer network specialist (CTN rating). If you want to get into cybersecurity, you must get certified and change career fields. IT specialists have certification requirements, too, but more so for cybersecurity and network specialists.

I enrolled in the CEH Boot Camp to learn more about hacking and open new doors in my career. After the military, I plan to pursue a cybersecurity career. That’s also why I enrolled in the CISSP Boot Camp. I plan to take that exam in late June and look forward to learning even more about security.

Why Did You Pick InfoSec Institute as Your Training Partner?

I chose InfoSec Institute because of their exam pass rate. This was huge for me. Having an exam pass rate of over 90% really made the training stand out.

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