Best Information Security Certifications for 2015

Best Information Security Certifications for 2015

Serious minded InfoSec professionals should consider adding one or more of these top five information security certifications to their to-do lists if they want to set themselves apart and pitch themselves as leaders, movers, or shakers in the security field. Here is our updated list of the best security certs for 2015.

When it comes to information security (aka InfoSec), you need only read the headlines to observe that those with malintent constantly find new and scary ways to access -- and misuse -- privileged information for unscrupulous or questionable purposes. As a result, IT professionals skilled in information security remain in very high demand.

When evaluating prospective candidates, employers frequently look to certification as a measure of excellence and commitment to quality. In this article, we take a look at five InfoSec certifications we consider to be leaders in the field of information security. This year's list includes entry level credentials, like the CompTIA Security+ and GIAC Security Essentials, as well as more advanced certs, like the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). We also offer some additional certification options on the last page, as the field of information security is wide and varied.

If you're serious about advancing your career in the IT field and are interested in specializing in security, then certification is your best bet. It's an effective way to validate your skills and show your current or prospective employer that you're qualified and properly trained.

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