CHAPTER 1

Information Security and the GIAC Security Essentials Certification

In this chapter, you will learn:

•   The evolution and importance of information security

•   The general types of security threats

•   About the SANS organization and its GSEC certification

For several years now, the news in the tech sector has been “this is the year of cybersecurity.” As more and more people become aware of the threats that exist in the world, organizations have been forced to increase their spending on information security. You’ve also likely read about the so-called cybersecurity skills gap. This translates simply to not having enough people to fill the expected number of information security jobs available. A related issue is that among the ...

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