The cybersecurity world is always evolving to counter new threats. To protect your auto or truck dealership, you need experts that have the knowledge and tools needed to deal with new developments before they turn into costly breaches.
That’s why Helion is excited to announce that three of our team members have received their Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
What is CISSP?
CISSP is an independent information security certification granted to top level security experts by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)². Certification involves a six hour examination consisting of 250 questions that test technicians in ten different categories. CISSP is considered a gold standard for security professionals, and it has become a requirement for many top level infosec roles (including Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and Managerial (IAM) roles at the U.S. Department of Defense.)
In order to become certified, technicians need five or more years of full-time, paid work as a security analyst. That work needs to be focused in two or more of the eight domains covered in the CISSP. In addition, applicants need to secure the endorsement of an existing CISSP member to verify their background experience, education, and professional reputation.
Why is CISSP important?
The CISSP curriculum covers relevant subject matter for information security professionals worldwide, called the common body of knowledge (CBK) by (ISC)². The CBK establishes a common framework of information security terms and knowledge that allows security professionals to collaborate.
By building a standard for all information pros, CISSP certified technicians are able to collectively discuss, analyze, and resolve security matters. In its current incarnation, the CISSP curriculum covers topics related to asset security, risk management, cryptography, communication and network security, and identity and access management (IAM).
When undertaking a formal security review or audit, a CISSP-led process gives technicians the technical toolkit to work with a higher degree of integrity and reliability. This can reduce expenses related to re-inspection, follow up, and over-scope requests.
Why CISSP matters for auto and truck dealerships:
Having CISSP certified IT experts on staff means that Helion can offer:
- Industry-leading auditing and security review processes
- Up-to-date risk identification and prevention strategies
- The highest level of assurance in the ethical standards of tech staff
- And more!
When it comes to protecting your networks, you can never be too safe. Finding people with current knowledge and certifications on cybersecurity matters isn’t easy. For a lot of dealerships, that knowledge gap can lead to very real security gaps that result in data breaches, network downtime, and, increasingly, ransomware attacks.
Thanks to the certification of our three new experts, Helion is even more prepared to bring that level of field support, infrastructure monitoring, and cybersecurity expertise to your dealership.