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Information security professionals on their pay, certifications
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of November 2010
Information security professionals may not be getting paid many bonuses in this battered economy but they remain dedicated to their field. Those were some of the findings of the first-ever Information Security/SearchSecurity.com salary survey, which polled 256 readers on their pay and a variety of career related questions. Readers expressed their views on security certifications, rated the most important factors in choosing a job, and revealed what kind of bonuses they're getting -- or not getting, in most cases. "The economy is affecting pay scales across the board, not just security," says Jay Arya, information security officer at an East Coast-based bank. Yet security pros will weather the storm and don't plan to switch careers, he adds: "They plan to continue because it's a growing field. People are recognizing security isn't an option anymore -- it's a requirement. A lot of regulations are driving the fact you need security." Read on for more details from the survey and thoughts from security and recruiting experts on what ...
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