CertNexus™ Launches First Of Its Kind Certification: The Certified IoT Security Practitioner
Industry: Information Technology
Rochester, NY (PRUnderground) August 14th, 2019
CertNexus has launched their newest Internet of Things (IoT) certification and it’s the first of its kind. The Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) is the only certification on the market that certifies Security, IT, and OT professionals on skills to protect and secure IoT networks.
IoT offers a significant business opportunity with expected annual growth of 36 – 39% over the next two years. As with any great opportunity, there comes a great risk, so it’s not surprising over 60% of executives said they were concerned about the risks IoT pose to their companies. The increase in the number of IoT devices in use directly correlates with the accompanying rise in security vulnerabilities.
CIoTSP – CertNexus’ SECURE level certification in the IoT product line – is designed for practitioners who are seeking to demonstrate a vendor-neutral, cross-industry skill set that will enable them to design, implement, operate, and manage a secure IoT ecosystem. It will upskill your team by validating the knowledge, skills, and abilities to secure network environments for IoT devices, analyze vulnerabilities and determine reasonable controls against threats, and effectively monitor IoT devices and respond to incidents.
“IoT cuts across different technologies and embraces multiple devices and networks along with a growing number of IoT platforms, which present threats on many different levels and fronts,” said Megan Branch, Chief Product Officer. “Wherever there is a new interface between devices, networks, platforms, and users, there is the potential for a new weak link. Up-skilling and validating skills of your IT and OT departments in IoT security removes barriers to IoT.”
Companies and exam candidates can measure their level of preparedness against IoT threats with a complimentary readiness assessment. The tool was designed to measure knowledge of how to protect IoT devices and related infrastructure from cyber threats. Everyone will receive a free report including readiness results. Visit certnexus.com/ciotsp-readiness and use code CMCVCUFUZ8 to take the assessment.
CertNexus is the global purveyor of vendor-neutral, emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for IT, Business and Security professionals. CertNexus’ exams meet the most rigorous development standards possible which outline a global framework for developing personnel certification programs to narrow the widening skills gap. CertNexus partners with highly knowledgeable and talented industry experts to ensure the integrity and quality of each exam, with all exams following a rigorous development process. Two CertNexus exams — CyberSec First Responder® (CFR) and Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP) — are accredited under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024:2012 standard. For more information, connect with CertNexus at http://certnexus.com