Security training specialist SSRI is introducing a course leading to certified security analyst status, the next step up from its certified ethical hacker qualification.
The new qualification, developed by the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants, is aimed at security professionals and IT professionals in other fields – such as network managers or web developers – who already have a certified ethical hacker qualification or experience of hacking tools and the hacking environment.
The five-day classroom-based course covers risk analysis for existing IT systems, putting security measures in place when new environments are designed, and taking a holistic approach to the security needs of a business.
Rajive Kapoor, head of business development at SSRI, said, “There are many supplier-specific security qualifications, but nothing that creates an international standard, talking about all the products.”
The course aims to fill this gap, training professionals to look at security regardless of the environment, the infrastructure, the operating system or the tools used.