October 9, 2018
The 6 Best Linux Operating Systems For Privacy
Out of all modern operating system platforms, Linux is considered one of the best when it comes to privacy. Using any generic Linux OC instead of Windows is a good start to protecting your privacy. Your best bet is to use a Linux distribution that specializes in respecting a user's privacy. Here are the six best Linux operating systems for privacy:

  1. Tails
  2. Qubes OS
  3. Whonix
  4. Discreete Linux
  5. SubGraph OS
  6. Parrot Security OS

If you’re seriously concerned about privacy, the best action you can take is to back up your data and switch to one of the Linux distributions on this list. They’re all excellent operating systems with tons of great features and will help in preventing your personal information from being stolen online. source
2018 CISSP Mean Salaries by Job Title (CISSP Jobs) reference
Information Security Analyst
$80,540

Information Security Manager
$105,152

Security Consultant
$93,529

Information Security Officer
$103,183

Information Technology (IT) Director
$105,112

Security Architect, IT
$110,451

Security Engineer, Information Systems
$92,793
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

December 1, 2 & 8, 9
Saturday & Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
The Underserved Cybersecurity Workforce: Securely Provisioning our Future
October 10, 2018 at 2:00pm ET
NICE Webinar Series is designed to bring you information to help you enhance the Cybersecurity education, training, and workforce efforts of the nation. 
NICE Webinars are delivered live using online audio and video/image presentation technology, allowing you to interact directly with the host and guests through your Web browser.
Dr. Ron Ross
Computer Scientist and Fellow 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Dr. Carol Woody
Technical Manager
CERT Cybersecurity Engineering team
Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
Carnegie Mellon University
Registration space is limited. Learn more and RSVP
Don't forget the CompTIA CASP CAS-002 retired on October 2nd. The new CASP CAS-003 is currently available. Learn more about the changes Here
October TECHEXPO Polygraph-Only Hiring Events!
Over 40 companies are confirmed and interviewing, including Microsoft, AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Amazon, Deloitte and many more.
Both events run from 10 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday, October 16
BWI Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road,
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Wednesday, October 17
Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel
13869 Park Center Road,
Herndon, VA 20170
Hot Jobs Alert
Come work with us at Intellectual Point!
We are looking for some more people to join our team!
If interested, please send your most up-to-date resume to
Which Certification do you want in October that will earn you a $100 discount?
ITIL
CCNA
Splunk Power User
PMP
Tell me more!
We are so proud to be the first to say “ Congrats ” to the following people who passed their exams...

  • Lucien Tokam passed CAPM
  • Martina Brown passed MOS
  • Conner Jakublak passed Security+
  • Ian Klein passed Security+
  • Alhassan Kamara passed Security+
  • Sean Sechrist passed MOS
  • Andre Price passed Security+
  • Charles Gavin passed PMP
  • Jessica White Passed CEH
Bate OJong landed a new job after passing CySA+ with us!

Kate Sickles landed a new job after passing Security+ with us!
Upcoming Classes
Act fast because this month only we are giving $100 off ITIL, CCNA, Splunk Certified Power User, and PMP if you pay in full!
Splunk Certified
Power User

October 13 & 20
Saturdays
9 am - 5 pm
Act fast for $100 off this class!
NEW COURSE!
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

October 13, 20, 27
Saturdays
9 am - 5 pm
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Located in Herndon, VA

October 16 & 17
Tuesday & Wednesday
9 am - 5 pm
Tableau + Splunk
Big Data

October 20, 21 & 27, 28
Saturday & Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
Project Management (PMP/CAPM)

October 20, 21 & 27, 28
November 3
Saturday & Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
Act fast for $100 off this class!
Automation with Python

October 20, 21 & 27, 28
Saturday & Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
NEW COURSE!
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

October 20, 27
November 3, 10
Saturdays
9 am - 5 pm
Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA (Routing & Switching)

October 22, 24 & 29, 31
November 5, 7 & 12, 14
Monday & Wednesday
6 pm - 10 pm
Act fast for $100 off this class!
NEW COURSE!
40% Off This Month Only!
Certified Information Privacy Technology (CIPT)

October 22 & 23
Monday & Tuesday
9 am - 5 pm
ITIL ® Foundation

October 23 & 26 & 30
Tuesday & Friday
6 pm - 10 pm
Act fast for $100 off this class!
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

October 27 & 28
November 3 & 4
Saturday & Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
Amazon Web Service (AWS) Architect - Associate

November 3, 4 & 10, 11
Saturday & Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
CompTIA Security+

November 3, 4 & 10, 11
Saturday & Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
Some Deals To Fall In Love With at IP
PenTest+ is a hot new certification! Penetration Testers are in high demand with a median annual salary of $98,000.
Take one of our certification classes and we will help you be ready for the scariest cyber frights! Register for any class in October and get a Fire HD 10 with Alexa Hands-free*!
Don't Miss our Next Meetup on Wednesday, October 10th!
Introduction to Cybersecurity with Insight Engines Demo

Prem Jadhwani, CEO at Intellectual Point, will give you tips for breaking into Cybersecurity. He will also walk you through the basic features of Insight Engines. The Insight Investigator for Splunk uses the Natural Language Processing technology to enable users to ask plain English search questions of the Splunk data. The NLP technology understands meaning, intent and context along with relevant recommendations for what to do next. It eliminates the need to learn complex queries. Just use plain English to retrieve your machine data!
Wednesday, October 10
Coding Bootcamps
3165 Mount Pleasant St NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Migration to Azure Demo
& Practical Pen Testing
Wednesday,
November 7
Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods Village Center
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Husein Sharaf founder of Metrolink Networks,’ will discuss how their core competency is building and migrating traditional datacenter infrastructure to cloud environments like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Husein Sharaf comes from a systems-engineering background, with over 12 years of experience designing enterprise IT solutions for both public and private-sector clients.

Over this past year, Dr.  James Stanger,   has consulted with IT pros and management worldwide about essential pen testing techniques and best practices. He’s noticedthree common threads in his conversations. The first isthat cybersecurity professionals and executive managers continue to struggle with explaining why penetration testing is important in the first place. The second is that the industry remains mired in the“defender’s dilemma” mode of thinking when it comes to pen testing. The third is that pen testing has suffered from seriously-outmoded thinking in the (post) modern IoT, SCADA and perimeterless world we now live in.
Our IP Alumni Group is growing quickly and we don't want you to miss out!
Join us! The purpose of the IP Alumni Group is to develop an alumni network to help support the growth and success of every member. The goal of this group is to stay connected with IP throughout your life. Through career connections and professional networking, traditional events and opportunities for involvement, the IP Alumni Group helps you grow your professional career.
Results from our last Poll.
What Halloween Candy Do you Like The Best? Candy Corn- 12.5%, Twix - 12.5%, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - 25%, Snickers - 12.5%, M&Ms - 12.5%, Kit Kat - 25%