CySA+: Benefits for Employers


The Ancient Romans had a saying of “Cui bono?” or “who benefits?” In English, this phrase is applied to who gains benefits from an action being carried out. Applied to the world of today’s Information Security workforce, employers that hire Information Security professionals with CompTIA’s Cyber Security Analyst certification, or CySA+, are the ones who truly benefit. This article will detail the ways in which employers that hire or employ Information Security professionals can benefit from this certification, from the fact that they are employing professionals that can certify a very usable skillset to other ways to use the skillset certified by CySA+.

What is CySA+?

Hosted by CompTIA, CySA+ is an intermediate level, professional IT workforce certification. Since its inception in 2017, CySA+ has certified proficiency in the application of behavioral analytics to detect, prevent, and combat cyberattacks against organization networks and devices.

Who Wants to Earn CySA+?

CySA+ was intended for more than just the name implies – that being for cyber security analysts. Any Information Security professional that uses a cyber security skillset and wants to prove their worth to employers will want to earn this certification. Employers with a security team will want at least one team member to have this certification, especially those team members tasked with more cyber security-centered responsibilities. 

Benefits for Employers

Without further delving into CySA+ background details, let’s jump right in and explore how exactly employing organizations can benefit from having Information Security professionals with CySA+ certifications on their rosters.

Certified Expertise and Proficiency

More than any other benefit, and as blindingly obvious as this may sound, employers benefit the most internally when they hire CySa+ certification holders. Remember, this certification has a straightforward purpose which is to certify that the holder can speak to the skills (Read more...)

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