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Leading Cybersecurity Educator Extends Cyber Certificate Program for University Partners into Enterprise Risk Management

Students obtain enterprise risk management experience and earn four certifications in one master cyber pathway program. Washington, D.C.  Mission Critical Institute, an educational provider that advances cybersecurity careers and thought leadership by developing cybersecurity education, training, and best practices, today announced the launch of a new sixth course in Enterprise Risk Management for the Certified […]

Make Sense of DoD 8570 and 8140

A Starting Point Make Sense of DoD 8570 and 8140 Need to understand what the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) directives 8140, 8570, and 8570.01-M, are? don’t worry! You’re not the only one. These DoD directives may seem confusing, but they’re actually pretty easy to understand. This article can help you Make Sense of DoD […]

NIST’s Ron Ross on the state of cyber:

Jill Aitoro After Chinese hackers infiltrated a Navy subcontractor’s computer network and stole a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare, it spurred the government to revise the standards that contractors must follow to ensure government data is properly protected data. What the hackers took was “the equivalent of the stealth technology for the […]

Best Cyber Breach Protection: NIST RMF Professionals

Transcription Mission Critical Institute for Cybersecurity Staff Member: Welcome everyone. We are so pleased to have you here. Thank you for joining tonight’s webinar, the best cyber breach protection, which of course is certified NIST RMF professionals. Our panel tonight will include Dr. Ron Ross, Mr. Richards Spires, and Mission Critical Institute staff, who will […]

Cyber Student Spotlight: Jahhan Stewart

Graduate breaks through the cybersecurity glass ceiling in 6 months and is still being recruited by cyber employers Did the Mission Critical Institute cyber curriculum help you become cybersecurity job-ready? Yes, it was tremendously helpful. I completed my risk management graduate coursework in early 2017, and landed a job with my current employer within three […]

“How To” Cyber Blog Series: Part V

Mission Critical Institute blog post: How to Negotiate the Best Cyber Job Offer “Ensuring that you are paid what you are worth, is worth the time to research other company benchmarks, payscales, and benefits packages.” – Christine Olyer, MSOL Director of Academic Programs, Mission Critical Institute Only about 37% of people negotiate during a job […]

“How To” Cyber Blog Series: Part IV

Mission Critical Institute blog post: How to Ace the Cyber Job Interview Relatively few people breeze in and out of interviews without some level of anxiety. If you took the advice in the last post in this series on preparing for the cyber job interview you should be ready for the meeting. Try to relax […]

“How To” Cyber Blog Series: Part III

How to Prep for the Cyber Job Interview During pre-interview screening and the interview itself, employers whittle down their list of job candidates to those with the strongest technical knowledge as well as exceptional management and engagement skills. It’s critical to be able to articulate you’re knowledge and skills with various stakeholders across several interviews. […]

“How To” Cyber Blog Series: Part II

How to Find Cybersecurity Job Openings Anyone can post a resume on popular job boards like Indeed and SimplyHired, and conduct targeted searches. But there are more effective ways to find cybersecurity job openings, particularly for advanced positions. This post dives into finding cybersecurity job openings through social media and you’re professional network. Make LinkedIn […]

“How To” Cyber Blog Series: Part I

How to Choose a Cyber Career Path With thousands of positions available daily and no slowdown in sight, a cyber career is a great choice. But knowing which specific path to take requires some introspection, as well as an understanding of the big picture of the security landscape. Many Types of Job Roles to Choose […]

Cyber Student Spotlight: Marquita Middleton

With a bachelor’s degree and years of IT job experience under her belt, Marquita Middleton faced a layoff. That setback turned into an opportunity to pursue a risk management cyber graduate certificate and push her career to the next level. We interviewed Marquita to find out why she chose a Mission Critical Institute-sponsored cyber graduate […]

How to Get a Top Cyber Job in 6 Steps

Have you set you’re sights on getting a top cyber job? Are you ready to take the necessary steps to get the offer you want, or, even better, multiple offers? You’ll find out what it takes to get an upper-level cyber job with a sought-after employer in this series of blog posts. The demand for […]

CCRMP – Cloud Risk Management Professional Launched by Mission Critical Institute

Leading Cybersecurity Educator Creates New Performance-Based Hands-On CCRMP – Cloud Risk Management Professional Certification Reston, Virginia, August 1, 2017 – Mission Critical Institute (Mission Critical Institute), an educational provider that advances cybersecurity careers and thought leadership by developing cybersecurity education, training, and best practices, today announced the launch of the Certified Cybersecurity Cloud Risk Management […]

Mission Critical Institute Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Partnership

Mission Critical Institute Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Partnership Reston, Virginia, December 21, 2016 – Mission Critical Institute, an educational provider advances cybersecurity careers and thought leadership by developing and conducting cybersecurity education, training, and best practices research. Today Mission Critical Institute announced its partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Initiative for […]

Virtual NIST Risk Management Framework Lab Established by Mission Critical Institute

Mission Critical Institute announced today the establishment of the first cloud-based NIST Risk Management Framework Lab. The lab provides member cyber employers a reliable pipeline of job-ready risk management talent. Students enrolled at member universities produce NIST RMF deliverables for all six steps under the mentorship of expert cyber risk management practitioner faculty. Reston, VA […]

Baker College adds online graduate degrees in cloud security risk management

Specialized MBA, MSIS designed to address national threats, workforce short fall FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Baker College will launch two graduate degrees fall 2017 for those wishing to enter or advance in the cybersecurity field: an MBA in cloud security risk management and a Master of Science in information systems (MSIS) in cloud security risk management. Enrollment is […]

How do I pick the best cybersecurity graduate program for me?: Part 2

So how do you choose the cybersecurity graduate program that’s right for you? The best cybersecurity career program is the one that most rapidly and cost-effectively executes you’re cybersecurity career plan to achieve you’re objectives. You also want a program with enrollment advisors who are highly knowledgeable in cybersecurity career path options and can advise […]

How do I pick the best cybersecurity graduate program for me?: Part 1

Advancing you’re career, or switching from one career to another, is a smart reason to pursue a higher education certificate or degree. Achieving a cybersecurity graduate certificate or degree lets you move directly into cyber management positions upon graduation, jump-starting a career with higher pay and greater career advancement opportunities. The last five years have […]

Cyber Student Spotlight: Sean McMahon

With a bachelor’s degree in community studies, a master’s in media studies, and working in IT tech support for UC Berkeley, Sean McMahon noticed an ad for a graduate cyber program that could be completed online. It looked intriguing. The cybersecurity job market is booming and the thought of a cybersecurity career piqued his interest, […]

Free cybersecurity career planning tool

Mission Critical Institute built a cybersecurity career planning tool to help people understand what it takes to be successful in cybersecurity risk management. The tool is a survey that has you examine you’re experience, short- and long-term career goals, education, certifications and more. According to the 2015 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, the job […]

Cybersecurity job trends: An interview with Eric Handy

Cybersecurity job trends: An interview with Eric Handy As the CEO and general manager of Handy Information Assurance Solutions, LLC, it’s fair to say that Eric Handy is immersed in the art and science of cybersecurity. He began his path toward cybersecurity by earning an undergraduate and two graduate degrees, and achieved a string of […]

Why a Cybersecurity Education is Worth Pursuing: Advancing Cybersecurity Skills and Thought Leadership

You’ve likely heard about the cybersecurity talent crisis – the huge expected shortfall in security workers (1.5 million globally) through 2019/2020, even though salaries and job satisfaction are increasing. One reason for the shortfall is the speed with which organizations have made security a high priority, mainly in response to the escalating number of cyberattacks […]