Many Varonis employees have obtained (ISC) certifications. Heck, our Chief Marketing Officer is a CISSP. So it’s no surprise that we’re all keenly interested in keeping our certifications up, which means earning Continual Professional Education credits.

The list below focuses on Group A CPE requirements. Group A requirements are on topics closely associated with IT and Infosec topics. Group B activities are professional, but not in the security domain (ex: Business classes).

Before getting started you should review the official CPE Guidelines for your specific certification.

A consistent CPE plan makes the process much easier and our suggestion is to try and earn one CPE per week. This approach is helpful as:

Security Podcasts

Podcasts fall under the “self-study” category of CPE requirements. One hour of study (listening to the podcast) is considered one CPE. We’d recommend keeping a document recording when you listened to each podcast episode, it’s length and potentially even a short (approx 25 word) summary. Like any form of media, the actual content of a podcast can vary from lightly entertaining to incredibly educational and sometimes both at the same time.

Our general recommendation is to take your continuing education seriously and seek out the podcasts that you find are best at expanding your knowledge.

Discussion of the security topics of the day and how they fit into the larger IT ecosystem.

Talking about security, privacy, legal, and compliance topics.

Discovery and decision making through data in information security.

A cyber security podcast covering breaches and strategies for defense.

Developing Security Awareness.

Security threats, attacks, vulnerability research and trends with a variety of industry executives, researchers and experts.

A business perspective on the often insane world of information security.

Everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene.

Information Security from the group up.

Highlights from the Open Web Application Security Project community.

The Business take on InfoSec.

Latest information security news, research, hacker techniques, vulnerabilities, and technical how-to’s.

An information security podcast that fills the gap between technical security podcasts and Security Now.

A security podcast for truth-seekers, mavericks and square pegs.

Information on the latest developments in data security, regulatory compliance issues, technology, and trends affecting the industry.

Covers important issues of personal computer security.

A brief daily summary of what is important in cyber security.

Infosec news and analysis in just a few minutes, all in one take.

Keep up with interesting things we run into in the security industry – interview some awesome guests – and have fun with everything.

Discuss all things related to Virtualization, Virtual Environment, and Cloud Computing Security.

CERIAS Security Seminars

Seminars from one of the world’s leading centers for research and education in areas of information security that are crucial to the protection of critical computing and communication infrastructure.

Focus on approaches to securing systems using approaches that have declarative policies that factor in dynamically evolving context.
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Seminar on a new biometric authentication method – Biometric Capsule.
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“Can secure computation be based on imperfect building blocks?”
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An approach to performing computation tasks atop encrypted data.
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Proposal for a new secure communication protocl to enable secure communications for IOT and Drones in a resource constrained environment.
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Demonstrative examples of using formal verification techniques for compliance checking in a variety of settings.
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Seminar of a new platform for analysis of mobile threats.
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Discussion of Cryptsis, a system that allows execution of MapReduce-style data analysis jobs directly on encrypted data.
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CERT Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

Presentations from the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Emergency Response Team.

Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM) – Practices from Seventy Eight Organizations.

Structuring the Chief Information Security Officer Organization.

How Cyber Insurance Is Driving Risk and Technology Management.

How the University of Pittsburgh Is Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Capturing the Expertise of Cybersecurity Incident Handlers.


After reading a whitepaper, write a 25 word summary of the paper and upload it with the author details to the ISC2 website.

Corporate Data: A Protected Asset or a Ticking Time Bomb?

Detecting Data Breaches in Real Time.

Learn how to closely track user behavior and monitor how they are accessing unstructured file system data.

Online Videos

Online videos fulfill “self-study” requirements for earning CPEs.

Protecting against insider threats, whether malicious or accidental, is extremely difficult, especially when 71% of employees say that have access to information they aren’t supposed to see.

Learn what CryptoLocker does on your network and steps to limit the impact.


Self paced training courses count 1 to 1 hours to earned CPE.

If you’re in any way responsible for information systems that touch the web, this course will give you an in-depth look at the top 5 risks you should be aware of and how to combat them.

Comprehensive Security Training for Developers.