Social Media Security Certified Authority Theodore Henderson Trains Vulnerable Organizations to Protect Themselves Against Cyber Attacks

January 31, 2014

Following 2013′s major data breaches, Henderson emphasizes the importance of smartphone and social media presence protection

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Social Media Security Training, Theodore Henderson has acquired the designation of Social Media Security Professional. The SMSP certification program – Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification Powered by CompTIA – validates IT Professionals’ readiness to teach, or, in some cases, defend organizations from social media security breaches. Social Media Security Training offers education on proper policy, guidelines, and defense against social media, smartphone, and mobile-based threats.

The SMSP Certification examination tests candidates’ knowledge and skills in the areas of social media technical composition, risks, security, and incident response, and social media policy framework–including terms of service and privacy statements. Candidates can prepare for this exam by attending an official training course administered by Authorized Training Partners (ATPs), such as Social Media Security Training.

The SMSP Certification demonstrates knowledge and skills in social media security, placing the individuals who have obtained the certification amongst the few information security professionals who are truly ready to ensure the security of organizations from social networking hackers. By achieving this certification, IT professionals have joined the SMSP community of information security experts who are committed to furthering the cyber security industry.

This certification is one that portends the future, in which mobile security, smartphone security, and social networking security are increasingly important. Some of the largest data breaches in 2013 included: Twitter, Zendesk, the New York Times, Facebook, Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts, Evernote, Drupal.org, the Federal Reserve’s internal site, Target, and LivingSocial, among many others.

SMST Social Media Security Training founder Theodore Henderson says, “The SMSP certification is also exceptional, because it focuses on technical detail specific to social media platforms, such as cross-site scripting, social media malware, phishing, data profiling, geo-tagging, and evil twin attacks.” Henderson adds, “The SMSP certification is intended to close the growing proficiency disparity for cyber security professionals who specialize in recognizing and diminishing social media, smartphone, and mobile device risk. The short list of company breaches we have cited demonstrates that organizations of all sizes and types are highly susceptible to security attacks through social networking platforms and we need to have skilled a workforce ready to prevent such attacks.”

The increasingly cutting-edge social media attacks concern IT professionals. Some topical studies by firms such as Forrester, McAfee, and Norton have named social media security among the top three biggest challenges for the information assurance industry in 2013.

Theodore Henderson

Theodore Henderson is a best-selling author, award-winning professional speaker, social media security professional, and leadership and business coach. Henderson holds a Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification powered by CompTIA and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance and Information Systems from the New York Institute of Technology, as well as more than twenty years of success in technology sales and sales management. Theodore is also the author of “30 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device, Smartphone, and Social Media Presence.”

Social Media Security Training (SMST)

SMST is an information security training provider focusing on the industry’s most comprehensive social media security training and certification program. SMST has certified under one of the preferred Social Media Security training partner for the Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, DOD Contracting Partners, and Fortune 500 companies.

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