Securing Information in Today's Technology: The Data Skills All Security Professionals Should Know

  • Room: Lamar C
Monday, May 09, 2022: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Speaker (confirmed)
Meredith Dodd, Ph.D.
Data Scientist
Strata Decision Technology
Speaker (confirmed)
Bill Newhouse
Cybersecurity Engineer and Project Lead
NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Speaker (confirmed)
James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Evangelist


For decades now, we have seen data analytics become a core skill for IT and security professionals. Almost 30 years ago, database and web analytics became hot job roles. Over the last ten years, security analysts have applied data principles to address security, privacy and governance concerns. The trend continues: Data analytics is not just a niche skill; it has become a mainstream competency for the security workforce. More work roles are required to create context, better communicate vital business intelligence, and implement essential security architectures.

During AFCEA’s Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium (CERTS), CompTIA will conduct a two-hour mini bootcamp focused on data and the security workforce. As part of that effort, Dr. James Stanger has assembled a group of authorities to discuss the data skills that are essential for today’s security professional.

Topics covered:

  • The importance of data skills on security-related job roles
  • Data collection methods all IT professionals should know
  • Mining data to identify trends
  • Data visualization and reporting skills
  • Analyzing complex datasets while adhering to governance and quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle
  • The role of data tagging in creating zero trust architectures

In addition, attendees will get a preview of CompTIA’s newest exam, Data+, launching February 2022. CompTIA Data+ is an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making. Data+ verifies your staff has the skills to address the security, privacy and governance issues covered in this bootcamp.

NOTE:  Bill Newhouse will be presenting virtually in a pre-recorded format.


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