CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst Certification #cyber #security, #cyber #security #training, #cybersecurity, #cybersecurity


CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst CSFA

Possessing the CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA)™ certification is proof that the analyst can conduct a thorough and sound forensic examination of a computer system and other digital/electronic devices, properly interpret the evidence, and communicate the examination results effectively and understandably.

The CSFA designation is held exclusively by the most qualified digital forensic professionals and is a testament that the holder has the skills necessary to perform a comprehensive analysis within a limited time frame.

Testing scenarios are based on actual cases and are constantly being reviewed and updated by a team of professionals representing both the public and private sectors.

One Of The Best Computer Forensics Certs For 2016

Tied For Third Place – Top Cert For 2015

According to the Foote Research Group. the CSFA tied for third place along with the GSNA and PMP for a certification earning the highest pay premiums in 2014. This was out of 357 certifications.

The CSFA was also named one of the 10 Hot IT Certifications for 2015 by [ci]channelinsider. and was also named a top certification to have for 2016 by Tom’s IT Pro .


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Ethical Dilemmas – Moral Dilemmas – Classroom Discussion #ethical, #moral, #dilemma,


This is #17 of an ongoing series of discussion starters from the case files of Charis Denison. The situations presented are very real and are changed monthly. Please try them out with your students and share your results with us. You can find the complete archive of dilemmas here.

(present this to your students)

Kevin is a talented basketball player whose high school team made it into the playoffs and all the way to the city championship game. As a result, Kevin had to miss his school s baseball tryouts and a couple of weeks of practice. So, he was grateful when the coach gave him an opportunity to come out for the team anyway. Kevin s older brother had been on the varsity team for four years, so the coach knew the family and assumed Kevin would follow in his brother s footsteps. But Kevin had never played league baseball before and had no expectation of getting a lot of playing time. Besides, the team already had a solid lineup of experienced players; he would just have to be patient and earn his position through hard work.

Which is why Kevin was shocked when the coach announced the starting lineup for the first game: Kevin was picked to start at third base.

Kevin immediately felt confused, then embarrassed, then guilty. He was confused because the coach had never seen him play. He felt embarrassed and guilty because everyone knew that the coach must have made this decision based on Kevin s athletic reputation and the coach s relationship with Kevin s older brother. Kevin considered himself a team player. He also knew the other third baseman a strong player who never missed a practice. Surely the other guy deserved to be the starter. He looked around at his teammates and saw himself through their eyes. He felt bad. He walked to his position without making eye contact with the coach or the players.

After the game, Kevin called his brother and said he was thinking about asking the coach to let him step down until he had earned the position in a way that was fair to the rest of the team. His brother said no way. Life is about seizing opportunity. That s how you achieve your dreams. Why give up your big chance? Besides, he said, I put in a good word for you, so don t blow it.

Kevin felt like he was stuck. If he kept silent, he risked the respect of his team; if he came forward, he risked the athletic opportunity and his relationship with his coach. He needed to make a decision before the next game.

haris (KAIR-iss) Denison, founder of Prajna Consulting, is an expert in Community Involvement, Human Development, and Ethics. She has built her experience primarily by working with schools and non-profits for the past 15 years.

After initially teaching middle and high school English and Creative Writing, Charis began to develop curricula and publish articles related to social justice, ethics, human development, community involvement, and experiential education. She has received national recognition for her work in those fields, as well as for her community-based work with American teens and Tibetan refugees in Central Asia.

Charis co-wrote Tolerance for Others. a middle school human development text, with Leni Wildflower. She currently works as the national Service-Learning consultant for the Durango Institute for Co-Curricular Education.

Charis also teaches at Marin Academy in San Rafael, California, and runs Prajna Consulting. Through Prajna she consults with schools, parents, students, and businesses both organizationally and individually. Charis also facilitates workshops and speaks on a wide variety of topics.

(this is for you)

This case is a great one for introducing students to the idea that taking no action is taking action. In other words, when my students are discussing scenarios like this and come back with the infamous, just take what happened and don t do anything; it s not your responsibility, I reply, not making a choice is a choice.

Students love to talk about times when they have been the victims of an unfair situation. It s a lot of fun to turn the tables on them and have them talk about when they have benefited from an unfair situation. Do they bear some responsibility to restore justice? I find it effective to get students to articulate what each of three parties would consider fair in the scenario (the coach, Kevin, the team).

If you have covered any of the more formal ethical principles, this case works very well when you assign one of the three principles to each group and have them apply it to their decision (ends-based, rule-based, care-based).

(also, debate topics, writing assignments, etc.

  • What do you think Kevin should do? What do you think you would do?
  • How do you think the team might feel about the coach letting Kevin start without having seen him play or participate in the first two weeks of practice?
  • What do you think is the coach s reason for making Kevin a starting player? Do you agree with it?
  • How do you feel about the role Kevin s brother is playing in all this?
  • How might Kevin feel if he doesn t talk to the coach?
  • How much influence do you think Kevin s brother has on Kevin s choice?
  • If you were faced with an ethical dilemma, how important would your sibling s opinion be?
  • Have you ever seen someone you know benefit from an unfair situation? What happened? What did it feel like? How did the person benefiting respond? If you didn t agree with that response, how do you wish he/she would have responded?
  • Have you ever benefited from an unfair situation? What happened and how did you respond? Would you respond in the same way again?

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Cheap and Ethical Volunteer Travel #canada #travel

#cheap travel

Cheap and Ethical Volunteer Travel

Whether you’re a student about to embark on an adventure to reward you for your arduous studies or a lifelong backpacker whose school is the open road, chances are you’ve considered volunteering on your travels. Okay, maybe no one wants to think of themselves as a voluntourist. but the concept is a good one. There’s nothing with the potential to be more rewarding than volunteering whilst traveling. If you’ve spoken to anyone who’s done it, they’ll tell you it’s a life changing experience. Travel the world, change your life, make a difference and connect with exciting folks in far-flung lands… Where do I sign up?

Once you’ve decided to take the plunge, the decision of how the hell to find an ethical company to volunteer with is swiftly upon the horizon. There are so many organisations out there—some for-profit, some not, some well-run, many not—it’s hard to know which groups are legit. Not to mention that, if you don’t do it right. volunteering can actually cost a bomb.

Here’s how it generally works (for any newbies). You are responsible for your travel costs (flight, insurance, visa, vaccinations, and all that jazz). Then, usually, you pay a registration fee to take part in any of the volunteer opportunities a given organisation offers, and a program fee for the particular volunteering gig you choose. The fees cover accommodation, food, support from in-country staff, and usually transport to the volunteer site. So, basically, instead of paying a hotel or hostel, you get all that stuff sorted for you by the in-country team; usually, you crash out with a local family in a homestay and eat cheap, nutritious (well, sometimes), local food.

Volunteering abroad is probably one of the best things to spend some cash on. But here’s the problem: many volunteering companies are god-damn evil. Yep, here we go, I said it and we are going to roll with it.

Many of these organisations are just out to make a profit…

Many of the big names in volunteering and travel, charge up to $200 or even $350 per day of volunteering; this is point blank outrageous.

Not-for-profit groups sometimes get so big or badly managed that their program and registration fees get out of control too. The last thing you want to do is work with a non-profit that’s gotten so big that it’s lost sight of the communities it formed to help. It’s important to keep yourself grounded and do your homework try to find a real volunteering company which charges reasonable fees.

The best bet  is to try to get with a small group that works directly with local communities. That way the fees you pay go directly to the local grassroots communities and you avoid the overhead. And the best part is you pay significantly less to get significantly closer to the people you want to reach.

Love Volunteers is one of the best groups like this out there and I am happy to go on record as personally recommending them. They offer a ton of different types of programs in over 35 countries. You can easily match your skills to the volunteer opportunities available, as they range from medical aid, to wildlife and environmental conservation, to social justice issues. And you can even use athletic and artistic skills in lots of their programs.

At Love Volunteers, you can find non-profit programs fees that cost as little as $20USD per day. … $20. … To experience another place, get to know people from another culture, and actually make a difference to people. That’s pretty amazing.

Even the wildlife volunteer programs (which tend to be the most expensive ones with any organisation) cost around $65USD a day as opposed to the hundreds of dollars often quoted by STA… Yeah, I’m going after the big boys here.

Love Volunteers charge a reasonable registration fee ($249USD) that functions as the only source of income for the organisation—that money pays for their overhead, their staff, etc. The rest of your money goes to the community you’re traveling to help. It’s pretty simple really they don’t jack up the price to make a buck.

Mind blown, right?

Ethical organisations, such as LV, tend to have much lower fees as they keep overheads way down by partnering with local NGOs. Now personally, I think it s important to find a volunteer organisation that works closely with local NGOs who know the real needs of each community. It doesn’t do anyone any good to pay through the nose to “help out” where the kind of help you can provide isn’t needed. The cool thing is that with organisations like Love Volunteers, lower costs actually go along with stronger ties to local groups. Win-win!

So if you want to sign up for a life-changing volunteer travel experience, whether it’s for two weeks or six months, be sure to partner with an ethical organisation. such as Love Volunteers  that isn’t just trying to bleed you dry.


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CFA Courses, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Economics #cfa #courses,courses #for #cfa,economics,ethical


CFA Courses

The academic session of CFA program is based on Candidate Body of Knowledge established by CFA Institute.

The curriculum comprises of three study levels. At the end of each level an exam is conducted to test the knowledge acquired.

The various topics undertaken in whole academic session of CFA program are:

Ethical and Professional Standards, Quantitative Methods, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives and Alternative Investments.

The 3 levels are different from each other in various aspects, that is:

  • The level I study focuses mainly on tools and inputs and includes introduction to most of the topics.
  • The level II study focuses on the application of tools and inputs and the topics are taken in great detail.
  • The level III study emphasizes on the strategies for applying tools and inputs.

A brief discussion over some of the topics:

Mainly concerned with statistics and covers probability theory, hypothesis testing, regression and time series analysis.

Covers capital investment decision, capital structure and dividend policy.

Financial Reporting and Analysis

Includes analyses of financial reports, ratio and financial statement.

Covers analysis of various asset types that is: equity, fixed income, derivatives and alternate investment.

Includes Modern Portfolio Theory, Investment Practice and institutional investors, asset allocation and measurement of investment performance.

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