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Certification Watch, Vol. 25, No. 23

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, (ISC)² announces the agenda for its upcoming Security Congress, CompTIA had 10 top recommendations for ChannelCon attendees, and more.

(ISC)² Announces Agenda for Upcoming Security Congress


Security Congress says, "Viva Las Vegas!"Break out the togas and Elvis jumpsuits! The annual (ISC)² Security Congress is just around the corner, to be held Oct. 10-12 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This week, the premier cybersecurity professional association stirred the Security Congress pot by announcing a full agenda for the three-day (or five-day, if you want to show up early for pre-conference training workshops) proceedings. In other words, if you've been keeping the powder dry and waiting to find out who's in charge of the fireworks show, well, it's time to take action while the early bird registration rate still applies. The (ISC)² blog squad breaks calls out some of the highlights on the schedule, while also explaining your conference pass options. Registration, including an online option, is available online. One of the pending sessions has the tantalizing title "Mentalism, Magic, and Cybersecurity," so you can see that the conference is leaning into the spirit of its location. Viva Las Vegas!


CompTIA Touts Top 10 Things to Not Miss at ChannelCon


The spring-summer-fall IT conferencegoing season is in full swing, and one of the biggest events on the calendar is coming up Aug. 2-4 in Chicago. That's the ChannelCon event hosted by IT industry association CompTIA. A new post to the official CompTIA blog heralds the 10 most important "don't miss this" events on the ChannelCon agenda. For example, event organizers are super excited about the keynote presentation in the works from Scott Galloway, a New York University professor of marketing who will talk about the pioneering IT products and services getting either too much or too little attention — and investment capital — from the IT crowd (both onlookers and overseers). Another anticipated highlight is a ChannelCon professional networking forum called Genius Café, where visitors to the conference can get free one-on-one consulting sessions with IT thought leaders. Registration for ChannelCon is available online.


CompTIA Touts Keys to Cybersecurity Career Success


While we're in the CompTIA wheelhouse, let's jump over to a different blog post that pivots from the bright lights, big city glamor of a major shindig in Chicago to the intensely individual, sometimes lonesome slog of forging ahead on a career growth and development path in professional cybersecurity. Guest blogger Wayne Selk, president of cybersecurity programs at CompTIA, drops by to share some thoughts about the building blocks of a successful career in cybersecurity. Selk dissects an infographic (downloadable by any blog passersby) that lays out four phases of cybersecurity for security managers to build their service model around. The model connects to some good general ideas about how to lay out and follow the path to a successful career in cybersecurity. You can never have too much good advice about professional development, so aspiring or fledgling cybersecurity professionals should definitely drop by.


Training Industry: Your Employer Can't Spell Cybersecurity Without U


Cybersecurity is part of everyone's job.Workforce development consulting firm Training Industry generally offers advice to employers, and that's the core premise of a new post that discusses how to build a culture of cybersecurity in the workplace through providing proper training to teams of workers. Even if you don't have a business to run, however, there's plenty to glean here for any conscientious IT professional who wants to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Employers often seek feedback about cybersecurity training solutions, so there's another way that you can turn this "3 minute read" into a positive note at the office.


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