Information Security Career Planning: Education, Training and the Role of Professional Certifications

Contributed by Ken Newman

PART 1 of 2: A conversation on information security career planning must be framed around the evolution of the industry. Security evolved from a glass house model in which there were few systems, few applications, few users, and few key requirements beyond accounting for resource usage. Security could be handled as a simple administrative technology task that made sure users and resources did not conflict with one another. The knowledge and expertise required performing IT functions, including security, mapped to only the most basic technical skills.

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