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GIAC Launches New Certification for Continuous Monitoring, GMON

  • Bethesda, MD

GIAC Certifications, the leading provider and developer of Cyber Security Certifications, has launched a new certification for Continuous Monitoring, GMON.

The GMON certification is targeted towards security architects, engineers, analysts, and managers who want to demonstrate their ability to assess and implement defensible security architecture and continuous security monitoring. Successful GMON candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to securely architect a network resistant to breaches and that lends itself to monitoring. They will also be able to demonstrate their ability to monitor, analyze and detect threats and anomalies on the network.

"The demand for skilled analysts is growing as organizations refocus efforts on better monitoring capabilities. The GMON certification helps individuals demonstrate knowledge and ability in detecting modern adversary activities," Seth Misenar, co-author of SANS training course, SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations.

Because it is impossible to prevent every intrusion, early detection is a must for the security of the enterprise. The proper use of Defensible Security Architecture, Network Security Monitoring (NSM)/Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM)/ Continuous Security Monitoring will support the hindrance of intrusions and allow for early detection of anomalous activity.

For any questions or help with registering for the GMON certification exam, please email: and to learn more, visit:

About GIAC

GIAC Certifications is a certification body featuring 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. GIAC has certified over 75,000 IT security professionals since it was founded in 1999. Eleven GIAC certifications are accredited under the IEC/ISO/ANSI 17024 quality standard for certifying bodies. GIAC is an affiliate of the SANS Institute. (

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