“Modern organizations rely on specialists to keep cyber criminals at bay. How can you demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to gain a desirable job in a security-related position? Joseph Muniz, co-author of Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining Your SOC, explains the value of achieving the Cisco SCYBER certification, which is designed around responding to cyber attacks.”
Many security-based certification options are available, but the average person has only a limited amount of time in the day to study. Popular certifications for security professionals range from conceptual security exams such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) to hands-on technical exams like the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
Cisco offers many product-related exams, such as certifying in the Identity Services Engine (ISE), or configuration and architecture exams such as the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP); however, these exams don’t target the specific skills needed for responding to cyber attacks. For this reason, in 2014 Cisco introduced the Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER) exam.
Why should you consider investing your time to achieve the SCYBER certification? To help you address this question, we’ll begin by looking at the content of the exam and the security issues addressed by SCYBER certification.