The top IT security certifications

Considering a job in IT security, or just want to enhance your knowledge? These are the best certifications to help


As more companies struggle to tackle the increase in data breaches IT security professionals are in high demand.

This is based on the fact that traditional security approaches no longer provide adequate protection, and organisations need to protect themselves against sophisticated threats.

A report by McAfee, Hacking the Skills Shortage, found that 82 percent of IT and cybersecurity decision-makers said they had a shortage of security skills in their company.

Some organisations are even starting to train their staff internally due to the shortage of cybersecurity skills.

Here are some of the top IT security certifications that organisations look for.

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