The Truth About Cybersecurity Certifications

It’s a common trait among cybersecurity professionals: When they meet each other, discuss their qualifications with prospective employers, or print their business cards, there is often an alphabet soup of initials by their names, specifying the many certifications they’ve achieved.

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The Enterprise Security Model Is Experiencing “Death by a Thousand Cuts”

If enterprise security were an automobile it would be a Ford Taurus circa 1995. Good car way back when and still running but burning oil, barely passing inspection, and held together by bondo today.

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Biggest Information Security Management Challenges for Enterprise Organizations

In the recently-published ESG Research Report, Security Management and Operations: Changes on the Horizon, ESG surveyed 315 security professionals working at North America-based enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees).

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Information Security Skills Shortage Continues

Like other analyst firms, ESG conducts research on IT Spending Intentions annually. The latest 2012 report will be published soon, but in the meantime, I've taken a look at the data that will be included. One of the things we track is IT hiring plans in all areas including IT security.

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