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Reducing IT Security Breaches Through Skills Development

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Kevin McDonald of CompTIA presents at the USPTO conference on how skills development can reduce security breaches

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Reducing IT Security Breaches Through Skills Development

  1. 1. Reducing IT Security Breaches certification.comptia.orgthrough Skills Development Kevin McDonald Manager, Business Development CompTIA kmcdonald@comptia.org 4/2/2012 1
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  14. 14. Narrow the IT Skills Gap Learn Work Certify 4/2/2012 14 14
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  16. 16. CompTIA Security+ Certification Fulfills the U.S. Vendor Neutral Department ofSecurity+ Knowledge and Skills Certification Defense Directive 8570.1• A minimum of 2 years experience in network administration with a focus on security Can be kept Updated current through• Day to day technical information CompTIA May 19, 2011 Continuing Ed security experience program• Broad knowledge of security concerns and implementation. 4/2/2012 16 16
  17. 17. Mastery Level Security Certification Information Systems Security Engineer ISSO, IASO (Information Systems Network Security Security Officer/Information Engineer Assurance Security Officer) Target Audience IT security professionals with a minimum of 10 Security Analyst Security Architect years experience in IT administration and at least 5 years of hands-on technical security Security Manager experience or Information Security Consultant Assurance Manager (IAM) Security Assessor 4/2/2012 17 17
  18. 18. Security Career PathwayEnterprise Security Technical Lead Management/Policy Track Security Professional 4/2/2012 18
  19. 19. certification.comptia.orgKevin McDonaldManager, Business DevelopmentCompTIAkmcdonald@comptia.org 4/2/2012 19

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