Businesses rely heavily on their IT infrastructure in order to function, so when cyber-threats occur within the organization, you need the right people to handle the incident from the minute it is detected. It is for this reason that certifications such as the CERT-CSIH (Certified Computer Emergency Response Team Certified Security Incident Handler) are so important for companies to have in their resource pool. The main function of such certification holders is to handle incidents and perform real-time risk assessments, as well as advise on the necessary steps to mitigate further damage to systems and information.
The skills that the CERT-CSIH candidate brings to the security team that they work with are complementary and can be leveraged by the incident commander, who is responsible for overseeing each incident that is active. As well as having operational understanding of how a cyber-incident should be handled and acted on, CERT-CSIH practitioners are also highly-skilled individuals with excellent cybersecurity knowledge and understanding, which helps them to actively participate during an incident.
You might be wondering what the overarching objectives of such a certification are, and we’ll take a look at some of the fundamentals that make this worth your while. It helps the individual candidate to demonstrate their abilities and knowledge in cybersecurity and is a great way to build up on experience and advancing further into the field of computer security in general. From the employer’s perspective, the CSIH shows that you have what it takes to be a part of the cybersecurity team, and that you understand the roles and responsibilities of a CSIRT member.
When working in a CSIRT, CSIH holders will find that they must take on several different functions in different situations. If they are the first to encounter an issue, then they will find (Read more...)
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