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CYBER, ESI, & PRIVACY CERTIFICATIONS, a monthly article series from TRU CEO Jared Coseglia, featured in LegalTech News

TRU is proud to be the certification attaché to the legal technology community and will be featured in Legaltech News every month with a new article about e-discovery and/or cybersecurity certification and education available (or coming soon!) to the marketplace.

Part One of this series, “Maneuvering the Madness of Cyber and ESI Education & Certification,” examines basic and broadly accepted industry-standard certifications that can be achieved within a year’s time or less: CEDS (Certified E-Discovery Specialist), GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) and RCA (Relativity Certified Administrator) programs.

Part Two of the series, "The IGP and CFSR: Transitioning Your E-Discovery Career Into a Cybersecurity One," exposes two lesser-known but rapidly accepted certifications, the IGP (Information Governance Professional) from ARMA International (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) and the CFSR (Certified Forensic Security Responder) from Guidance Software Inc., makers of EnCase and the EnCE.

Part Three of the series, "Mainstream Alternatives: Cyber & ESI Certifications Making Moves in a New Era," notes that choosing certifications and education to invest in continues to be challenging, but worthwhile, for legal professionals, and takes a look at two more launching this year.

Part Four of the series, "University Usage of ESI Technology Gives Rise to Alternative Career Paths for Lawyers," suggests that for iCONECT, certifying future lawyers on XERA at the university level may help solve a talent gap issue as well as increase licensing from potential buyers of the platform.

Part Five of the series, "When Products Start Teaching Cybersecurity Process," explores how the new Nuix cybersecurity training and certification points to a pivot not only at Nuix but in the ESI and cyber community at large.

Part Six of the series, "Time, Not Buy-In, Becomes Biggest Barrier to Broader Cybersecurity Awareness," discusses Inspired eLearning's move into the legal market with the aim not to certify, but constantly educate.

Part Seven of the series, "Distinction Now Comes from Specialization in the Relativity Ecosystem," takes a look at new certifications offered by Relativity.

Part Eight of the series, "IoT Offers Potential Career Specialization and, Now, Certification," states that more connected devices mean more forensic nuance, and Paraben aims to enable customers and careers with IoT education.

Part Nine of the series, "Unit 8200 CEO Takes Accelerated Learning to the Cyber Masses," looks at Cybint's highly technical online self-guided certifications designed to bridge the talent gap in cybersecurity .

Part Ten of the series, "Privacy is Becoming an Alternative Career Path for Thousands," reveals how and why the IAPP is certifying more privacy professionals than ever before, thanks to the GDPR and a legal community hungry for reinvention.

Part Eleven of the series, "Changing Cyber Law by Creating a Common Vernacular," looks at the (ISC)2 lexicon intended to help everyone speak the same language, especially congressmen and women who are responsible for changing the laws of the land as it relates to cyber and national security.

Part Twelve of the series, “ISACA Turns 50 Next Year, But Isn’t Too Old to Reinvent,” looks at ISACA's new comprehensive cybersecurity performance test to validate technical skills.

Part Thirteen, “A Battle Cry for Penetration Testers: Try Harder! Earn Your OSCP Certification,” looks at Offensive Security’s OSCP, a certification that stands out in proactive cybersecurity and beyond!

Part Fourteen, “Get Cyberrisk-Savvy and Become a Harvard Grad in Nine Weeks!” breaks down the “Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age” program, a high-impact cybersecurity risk management education course offered by the Harvard Kennedy School for leaders across all professional sectors.

Part Fifteen, “Homegrown Is No Longer the Only Solution to Blockchain Talent Acquisition,” breaks down the C/BP, a new certification from IIB Council which aims to establish the global standards in the blockchain industry and create the next generation of blockchain pros by offering skills that cannot be validated elsewhere.

Part Sixteen, “Cyber Software to Cyber Soft Skills: Cylance Adds Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Program,” takes a close look at Cylance's new 12-week Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Program.

Part Seventeen, “Finally, A Fast Track to Find Your Way Into E-Discovery.” breaks down ACEDS’s E-Discovery Executive Certificate (eDEx) training program.

Part Eighteen of the series, "Privacy Law Specialist: The ABA-Approved Certification for Lawyers Practicing Privacy,” introduces IAPP's newest privacy certification.

Part Nineteen of the series, "E-discovery Tech Training in 12 Modules," looks at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's tech-focused certificate program.

Part Twenty of the series, "LAW PreDiscovery Certification is Back!" reviews the rebooting and revamping of LAW PreDiscovery after its acquisition bye CloudNine.

Part Twenty-One of the series, "Brainspace Makes (Brain) Waves by Certifying Online" looks at Cyxtera's plan to take certification global.

Part Twenty-Two of the series, "Which Comes First: Licensing Dominance or Certification Ecosystem?" delves into Ipro's push to compete in a crowded ESI software market.

Be sure to read Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight, Part Nine, Part Ten, Part Eleven, Part Twelve, Part Thirteen, Part Fourteen, Part Fifteen, Part Sixteen, Part Seventeen, Part Eighteen, Part Nineteen, Part Twenty, Part Twenty-One, and Part Twenty-Two, and keep an eye out for Part Twenty-Three!

Written by Jared Coseglia for Legaltech News

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Don’t miss speaking with TRU CEO Jared Coseglia and TRU Business Development Manager Rachael Haher at the virtual Western New York KnowledgeNet Chapter Meeting on May 28 from 1:00 – 2:00PM EDT! Their presentation on the state of the privacy industry will outline the recent history and trends within the privacy job market, highlight how the privacy job market has been impacted by the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reveal options and opportunities for existing privacy pros to enhance their skills as well as how new entrants into privacy can break into the industry fast. This webinar is open to all privacy professionals, but space is very limited so please register HERE!

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 13:00
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UNINTENDED AND UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES FROM COVID-19 ON THE U.S. LEGAL TECH JOB MARKET: CHAPTER 2, PPP Ends, Unemployment Rises

This series, “Unintended and Unexpected Consequences from COVID-19 on the U.S. Job Market,” is written by the founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, a global leader in cybersecurity, e-discovery, and privacy placement and career management. Drawing from twenty plus years of experience representing talent and opportunities in global markets and having survived and thrived during and after past economic crises in 2001 and again in 2008–2009, Coseglia aims to help business owners, hiring managers, and both passive and active jobseekers to anticipate moments of change that are likely to occur as a result of the current impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have on job markets across the world. This series will examine how U.S. employment practices, policies, patterns, and people’s behavior may change in the coming months. Each chapter of this series will delve into a specific observation or trend starting with this week’s focus: PPP Ends, Unemployment Rises.

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 12:37
TRU Tips

“The true fall in GDP [from COVID-19], economic historians will debate for years. It’s not just the people not working. What’s the efficiency of the people who are working?” Kenneth Rogoff

TOP 3 Ways To Stay Efficient When Work Gets Slow
  • Focus more on demonstrable short-term goals (no one can predict long-term right now).
  • Stay visible, make sure your planning, execution and results are well documented and in shareable, digestible deliverables so supervisors can witness your thoughtfulness.
  • Work anaerobically: produce sprints of results, then rest, then sprint again.

Tip courtesy of “Harvard’s Reinhart and Rogoff Say This Time Really Is Different,” published in Bloomberg.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:39