Mozilla security chief, Window Snyder was at the IT Security World conference in San Francisco last month when she suggested that most security vendors aren't transparent enough. Security pros should pressure their vendors to be more transparent about security, Snyder said at the conference. In this episode of Security Squad, the SearchSecurity editorial team discusses whether vendors are being transparent enough. As the race for the Oval Office comes to a close, security pros wonder what kind of cybersecurity issues will the next president face? The editorial team tries to answer the question and in the process reviews President Bush's record on cybersecurity. In addition, the editorial team mulls over how the poor economy affects security pros and what the security job market will look like in an uncertain economy.
Certification still pays for CISSPs, CISMs: New survey results from Foote Partners, finds security pros who have earned their CISSP, CISM or GIAC Security Expert certification are among those whose salaries continue to rise.