New CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification now available worldwide

CompTIA, has updated its Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam, making it the industry’s most up-to-date security analyst credential. The new CompTIA CySA+ exam applies behavioral analytics to the IT security market, validating an IT professional’s ability to proactively defend and continuously improve the overall state of organizational security.

“Cybersecurity professionals must expand their vigilance and preparation for incidents and threats that are happening beyond the confines of the security operations center,” said Patrick Lane, director, product management, at CompTIA.

“The new exam addresses changes in the cybersecurity environment, as well as the need for security analysts to be more proactive with their defense and threat intelligence,” continued Lane. “CompTIA CySA+ also addresses tasks related to IT regulatory standards because analysts have a vital role in helping their employers comply to and maintain regulatory compliance to avoid fines and vulnerabilities.”

“The exam also stresses software security because of the rapid growth of risks in the development of applications and software,” Lane noted. “There is also increased emphasis on embedded IoT devices, cloud security environments and automation.”

The certification is relevant to a variety of job roles, including security analysts, vulnerability analysts, threat intelligence analysts, application security analysts, threat hunters, incident response handlers, and others.