The business value of the CompTIA CASP+ employee certification

Introduction

Cybersecurity breaches continue to present serious challenges to organizations across every sector and of every size. In the first nine months of 2019, 7.9 billion data records were breached. These breaches are becoming increasingly sophisticated and continue to cause damage, present liability, and increase the costs of a business. 

To counter these threats, an organization needs to have excellent staff who are knowledgeable and who have practical skills in the areas known to be at risk. However, in a recent ISACA survey, “State of Cybersecurity 2020, 70 percent of respondents said that less than half of security job candidates were sufficiently qualified to do the job. 

Well-trained and certified staff are a key resource. However, there is a myriad of employee certifications in the cybersecurity area. According to a report by GlobalKnowledge, 85% of IT professionals hold at least one certification, while 66% of employees are looking to add a new certification. 

But which security certification is the best one to focus, time, energy and finances on? Here, we look at one of the most sought-after certifications in the industry: the CompTIA CASP+ certification.

What is the CompTIA CASP+ employee certification?

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) is meant for hands-on practitioners in the IT security field. The certification proves a person has reached an advanced level in enterprise security operations and architecture and wishes to apply that knowledge. 

The certification provides evidence that you have a deep level of understanding of security matters and practical knowledge in the application of extended network and mobile security. It also covers the use of secure virtualization in an enterprise infrastructure at a time when this technology is being increasingly used.

CASP+ is a hands-on, performance-based exam, so only those who feel confident in the practical (Read more...)

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