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Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst

New viruses, malware are found at the drop of a hat. No sooner, do we grapple with one new set of malware – do we come across a totally new malware the next day. In addition to this, most organizations are filled with even more unknown threat agents that are not visible to all. Organizations now demand a professional approach when dealing with unknown and known threats to mitigate them effectively.

The market for ‘Threat intelligence analysts’ is growing. According to one report the threat intelligence market is supposed to be worth $12.6 billion by the year 2025 (Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst)

With this in mind and to meet the burgeoning demand, the CTIA or ‘Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst’ certification is offered by EC-Council. The CTIA exam helps in converting unknown internal threats and external threats into known threats – so that they can be dealt with effectively. The EC- Council states that the CTIA “is a method-driven program that uses a holistic approach, covering concepts from planning the threat intelligence project to building a report to disseminating threat intelligence” (Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst)

The threat intelligence analyst employs a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach in information security. He gathers intelligence data from various sources and maps it to real threats that the organization might face any day. This in turn helps to reduce the risks of cyber threats for any organization.

Here, we list more details regarding the course and the exam.

The course:

The ‘Certified Threat intelligence analyst’ course deals with the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Threat Intelligence
  2. Cyber threats and kill chain methodology
  3. Requirements, Planning, Direction, and Review
  4. Data Collection and Processing
  5. Data Analysis
  6. Intelligence Reporting and Dissemination

Exam details:

Here are a few details regarding the exam:

  1. There are 50 questions in the exam
  2. The exam is for a duration of 2 hrs
  3. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions and
  4. The passing score is 70%

Who can take it?

The exam is aimed mainly at mid-level and high-level security professionals. Ethical hackers, security practitioners, security engineers, threat hunters, malware analysts or security professionals having 2 or more years of experience can take the CTIA exam.

Eligibility:

  1. If a candidate has 2 years of work experience then the candidate can submit a non-refundable fee of $100 registration fee and proceed to buy the exam voucher ($250) and attempt the exam.
  2. On the other hand, if the candidate has undergone EC-Council training through an accredited Training Center, via the iClass platform, or at an approved academic institution he/she is not required to pay the registration fee if the course fee already includes it. Once the candidate has paid the course fee, they can just attempt the exam at the end of the course.

This blog post listed the details of the CTIA exam.

InfoSec Train is an accredited EC-Council training center. Do enroll in our CTIA course today and pass with flying colors!!

Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA) Training and Certification

Bibliography

Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst. (n.d.). Retrieved from ec-council.org: https://www.eccouncil.org/programs/certified-threat-intelligence-analyst-ctia/

 

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Jayanthi Manikandan ( )
Cyber Security Analyst
Jayanthi Manikandan has a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information Assurance from Walsh college, Detroit, MI. She is passionate about Information security and has been writing about it for the past 6 years. She is currently ‘Security researcher at InfoSec train.
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