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Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
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8 New and Hot Cybersecurity Certifications for 2020

While the usual security certs remain popular, interest in privacy skills and cloud experience are pushing new credentials into the market.

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Last October, The Edge brought you "14 Hot Cybersecurity Certifications Now." Time, per usual, has flown, leaving us to wonder, "What difference does a year make? Especially in this very unusual year?"

In revisiting trends with certification issuers, we learned of some new and emerging certifications now offered to address the current landscape. We also reached out to security training and career firm Cybrary to find out what they are seeing.

According to Ken Underhill, master instructor at Cybrary, the usual "hot" certifications (CISSP, CISA, and CISM) are still popular. He also noted AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud certs are big now as companies increasingly move assets to multicloud environments. More on those later.

In addition, an understanding of privacy -- coupled with a certification to back that expertise -- is taking hold, says Underhill.

"With organizations facing litigation and fines under CCPA, NY SHIELD, and other privacy laws, we are seeing practitioners scooping up more privacy certs, like the IAPP, CIPP, and CIPM, and the newer CDPSE," he says.

While the certs we listed last year still stand, here are some others now high on security pros' 2020 list.

Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/25/2020 | 5:25:12 AM
NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Practitioner & Specialist Certification
The NCSP is another up and coming cybersecurity certification for candidates looking to learn HOW TO engineer, operationalize and continually improve a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity and existing Enterprise Risk Management frameworks like COSO and ISO31000. The program has been accredited by APMG Internationa, certified by NCSC/ GCHQ and recognized by DHS CISA in the NICCS cybersecurity training provider database. www.itsmsolutions.com
User Rank: Strategist
10/23/2020 | 9:40:12 AM
Another quick correction; CDPSE is from ISACA not ISC2
User Rank: Apprentice
10/23/2020 | 4:55:43 AM
CISSP ceritication name is wrong - very questionable aricle from Joan

Joan Goodchild, the name of CISSP certification is Certified Information Systems Security Proffesional not Practitioner.
Seeing this, i can only think how much resarch did go into writing this article....
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