The difficulty with security is the number of areas it touches. These days, all you have to do is turn on the news and you’ll see at least one story indicating the importance of security. Whether it’s a major company losing a lot of data that affects their customers, or a governmental agency losing sensitive information, security can have a significant impact on many people. The GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) certification attempts to address that issue with a test that covers a number of technical areas that security impacts.

SANS offers training courses to prepare individuals for the GSEC exam, though you can take the certification exam without attending a training course. In terms of the financials, the difference is that without ...

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