A security qualification is a must but make sure it fits your field
Source: ComputerWeekly.co.uk - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Europe will need another 680,000 information security professionals by 2008, according to a survey by IDC on behalf of the International Information Systems Security Certification. The survey found that most hiring managers (93%) preferred candidates with security qualifications. ISC2 offers certificates for systems security practitioners (SSCP) and professionals (CISSP), and is one of several bodies to provide such qualifications. The survey found that security specialists are also expected to understand business processes, to help minimise risks as new systems are developed.

Where did it originate?

Isaca, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, launched the first qualification in 1979, followed by the Sans (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute in 1989. ISC2 was established in 1996.

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