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GIAC Launches New Cyber Security Certification for GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor

  • Bethesda, MD
  • January 6, 2020

GIAC Certifications, known for providing the highest standard in cyber security certifications, has launched a new certification:
GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor.

As advanced adversaries become more numerous, more capable, and much more destructive, organizations must become more effective at mitigating their information security risks at the enterprise scale. Expert assessment of possible threats and existing weaknesses has never been more critical for organizations across the globe.

To combat these threats, practitioners who have specialized abilities in detecting and responding to vulnerabilities, in combination with keen observation skills, are necessary for every enterprise security team. GIAC created the Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA) certification to bolster this critical domain in the cyber security workforce and ensure that practitioners are well equipped to secure the enterprise.

The GEVA certification is designed to validate real-world, hands-on skills dealing with vulnerability assessment framework planning and methodology, and discovery, validation and remediation of vulnerabilities using specialized tactics. If you’re a security assessor or analyst, system administrator, or security auditor, then GEVA is the certification for you.

Get GEVA certified today:

https://www.giac.org/certification/enterprise-vulnerability-assessor-geva

Matthew Toussain, SANS SEC460 course author, says "Knowing our attack surface, what vulnerabilities a threat might leverage, what to patch and what risks to accept: this is vulnerability assessment, and it is as critical as it is hard. Today, we're starting to realize and respect that. The GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA) certification represents an opportunity to master these critical abilities. GEVA-certified vulnerability assessors have the skills to dive deep into application-specific vulnerability analysis, to root out false-positive findings, to calculate true risk based on impact, and to maximize effects through triage.”

Certified GEVA practitioners are capable of handling threat management, comprehensively assessing vulnerabilities, and producing a vigorous defensive strategy. Professionals holding the GEVA certification have validated technical vulnerability assessment skills and experience with time-tested practical approaches to ensure security across the enterprise.

GEVA is designed to validate skills taught in the SANS Institute course, SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment. The GEVA certification is now available to the public, and registration is open online. If you need assistance with registration, please email info@giac.org. Get your GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor certification today to confirm your ability to improve the safety of your organization.

About GIAC Certifications

GIAC Certifications is a cyber security certification body featuring over 35 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. GIAC has issued over 132,000 cyber security certifications 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. (https://www.giac.org)

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner's qualifications via over 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system—the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (https://www.sans.org)