Apex |Blog-InDemandSecurityCertifications Page Content Visit the main blog page. Follow us on our social media channels, where we share lots of great content and events! In Demand: Security Certifications March 2018 This month we are featuring our Information Security and Infrastructure Practice Area. In today’s IT world, Security, Compliance and Privacy are challenges that if not met, can be disastrous for any company. We are keenly aware of these risks and the need to have experts that are knowledgeable and experienced in helping our clients protect their data, their customers and their reputation. “According to IMB research, the average cost of a data breach totals around $3.8 million. 77% of businesses reported a data breach in the last 12 months and the estimates worldwide of total data lost to cyber-crimes range from the high hundreds of $B to over $1T.” Our clients have noticed the rising demand for cyber security professionals and Apex has met this demand head on. From 2016-2017, Apex saw a 10% growth in demand from our clients as well as a 35% increase in placements. In 2017 alone, Apex had approximately 1,500 active security contractors. “69% of US executives worry cyber threats will impact their growth.” In order to combat these fears, companies are urging their current and new employees to become certified in various security areas. Apex offers a 15% discount to our contract employees for the following certifications, which are in high demand: CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISM: Certified Information Security Manager CompTIA Security+ CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials These certifications not only allow us to provide candidates to validate our client’s security worries, but in turn, helps our technical professionals stand out in an already competitive job market. Are you an Information Security professional looking for a new opportunity? Apex Systems has over 600 information security job opportunities in locations nationwide. Click here to view them and submit your resume today. Looking to add top Information Security talent to your team? Contact your local Apex branch here.