What is a CISSP?

In this certifiably awesome episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, I explore what a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with Javvad Malik.

Javvad Malik (@J4vv4d) doesn't need much introduction. He's done a video on the benefits of being a CISSP. He's also done a music video with his Host Unknown crew on the CISSP. There's also The CISSP companion handbook he wrote. which has a collection of stories and experiences dealing with the 10 domains of the CISSP. Check out his website at j4vv4d.com and his YouTube channel.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is a CISSP?
  • What is the value of having a CISSP?
  • Who should get the CISSP?
  • The nuances of the certification test (pay attention to the questions)

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What certifications are available for infosec professionals?

In this episode of the Exploring Information security (EIS) podcast, I talk with Ralph Collum of Training Concepts about the certifications available for information security professionals or those looking to get into information security.

Ralph (@Optimus__Prime) holds many infosec related certifications and is also an instructor of courses meant to help people get certified. Certifications are not a finish line for professionals. They are, instead, more of starting point for professionals. Getting certified means that a certain level of knowledge has been achieved.

In this episode Ralph and I discuss:

  • Why someone should get certified?
  • What certifications are available?
  • How to get certified
  • When should someone get certified?
  • Which certifications are the best?