Are you aware of any information security certification programs available for those of us devoted to new business...
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development or sales? After 20 years of selling information technology solutions, specializing in infosec for the past three, I have a broad IT knowledge, a good knowledge of infosec, but I've been less hands-on. Any recommendations?
This is both an excellent and an interesting question. It's excellent because I am sure there are many people in the same situation, who would like to be able to present, compare, contrast and position various infosec solutions. It's interesting because I am pretty up-to-speed on the market, yet I know of no formal programs to certify individuals in this way. That said, many infosec vendors offer sales training to channel partners and interested vendors, but that perforce creates a "solution at a time" mentality. Alas, that's all I can recommend at this point -- if I find anything more germane, I'll be sure to write about it for the site.
Thanks for the e-mail and for a great question. Sorry I couldn't provide a great, pat answer!
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