Cisco Cert Tracker Offline After Pearson VUE Breach

Third-party certification credential manager used by Cisco and others is taken down after malware infection.

Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing

November 24, 2015

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Pearson VUE has disclosed that intruders infected its certification credential manager system with malware. The system supports certification tracking programs for Cisco, F5 and other technology companies.

In the wake of the security breach, Pearson VUE has taken the system offline as works with law enforcement to investigate the incident. The system appears to have been down for at least a week. Cisco said its certification tracking system is down, but that testing for Cisco certifications is unaffected and continues.

In a blog post Monday, Chris Jacobs, director of certifications and lab delivery technical services at Cisco, described the Pearson Credential Manager System (PCM) as "an important part of Cisco's certification ecosystem" that enables users to manage and track their CCIE, CCNA, CCNP and other Cisco certifications.

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About the Author(s)

Marcia Savage

Managing Editor, Network Computing

Marcia Savage is the managing editor for Network Computing, and has been covering technology for 15 years. She has written and edited for CRN and spent several years covering information security for SC Magazine and TechTarget. Marcia began her journalism career in daily newspapers, where her writing won regional journalism awards.

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