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This article is part of the October 2011 issue of Spotlight on top security trends of 2011 and Security 7 award winners
Certifications and certification bodies have played a prominent and controversial role in the development of the information security profession. Attaining certifications has been viewed as a common method to create a personal brand of credibility and knowledge. For many, the effective leveraging of this brand has led to the establishment and the advancement of their information security career. This impact has not gone unnoticed, and the certification industry has become a lucrative business. Certification and educational bodies that offer training have been able to capitalize by developing a large number of programs that appeal to every segment of the profession. If you include all of the encompassing information security certification programs (i.e. CISSP, CISM, etc), the 24 SANS GIAC certifications programs, and vendor-based certifications (i.e. RSA, Symantec, etc), there are more than 50 options. It can be argued no organization has been more effective in marketing certifications than ISC(2), and its CISSP; as of August, ISC(2) confirmed there are ... Access >>>
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