Passed the CYSA+

Passed the CYSA+. My preparations and thoughts on the exam.

Anthony Isherwood

4 minute read

I used the CySA+ Cert Guide by Troy McMillan. This book gives a pretty good overview of all the material you’ll be quizzed on. I’d definitely recommend starting off your studying by giving the book a read through. I didn’t get any of the other books so I can’t directly compare, but this one in particular covers all the theory needed.

Breaking into Cyber Security

A basic primer on starting a career in info sec

Anthony Isherwood

5 minute read

Everyone is at a different place in life. Some are bright eyed and bushy tailed right out of college, while others might be jaded with the job they’ve held for the past 20 years and want a change. It’s important to remember that it doesn’t matter where you’re at or what you know. I’ve had many conversations with people who were intimidated by cyber security. Who see the field as full of industry SME’s who understand technology on levels they could never…

CYSA+: Getting Started

Preparing for the CYSA+ certification.

Anthony Isherwood

3 minute read

The Cybersecurity Analyst+ content is centered around, you guessed it, knowledge used for cyber security analysts. This certification covers a wide variety of topics such as incident response, the forensic process, business continuity, tool usage, vulnerability management, and compliance. This content and exam is considered intermediate, which Comptia considers a step above entry level. Given that I’ve been an analyst on some level for several years now, I figured I’d give it a shot!