Re: [ISN] First teenaged certified security professional

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Thu Dec 27 2001 - 23:06:40 PST

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    Forwarded from: Brooks J Isoldi <bjisoldiat_private>
    I agree, its nice to see todays youth doing something constructive
    with themselves and going to great lengths as well, as Merchant has
    done.  I find it unfortunate that a news article has to be written on
    the person before people open their eyes.
    Brooks Isoldi
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    On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, InfoSec News wrote:
    > Dec 26 2001 
    > submitted by Ron Kassen 
    > South Bombay, India resident Namit Merchant, a young man of just 17
    > years, created quite the stir when he presented his high school ID
    > card to the proctor of the CISSP ("Certified Information Systems
    > Security Professional") exam, a 6 hour, 250 question affair. Although
    > there are no minimum age requirements for exam candidates, security
    > professionals who sit for the exam are required to have at least three
    > years of computer security experience.
    > Not to worry, though. Merchant is the son of a software engineer and
    > landed his first job at 13, working for Bombay-based Compuware. His
    > responsibilities were implementing security controls into payroll and
    > accounting software. He later went on to work for several more Indian
    > technology companies, and is currently employed with consulting firm
    > Network Intelligence India.
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