Re: [ISN] Slim pickings for an IT gourmet

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Thu Aug 15 2002 - 04:09:45 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Drew Williams <drew928sat_private>
    I read this article with a "mild" bit of rancor. Just because this guy
    has "CISSP" written after his name means nothing -- being out of work
    sucks, as I am now finding out. After leading three key products to
    the front line of the IT Security industry, and having worked with
    some of the best IT security companies of their time -- I can't get a
    return call from anyone.
    It's not about "IT Security Specialists" -- it's about WHO you know
    and HOW MUCH they're willing to spend on your role in their budget
    I just left the #1 security company in the world, and they actually
    pay people to do nothing but travel around the country and talk about
    polymorphic viruses, or negotiate the next analyst review.
    Like either one of those roles is going to impact a company's bottom
    Here's the deal, you have to know people, not technology. IT Security
    is no different than any other tech trade. The G.O.B. network is still
    alive and well.
    --- InfoSec News <isnat_private> wrote:
    > By Nathan Cochrane
    > August 13 2002
    > Next
    > Raymond Key knows a lot about information security management and
    > Chinese food. Since arriving in Australia from his native Hong Kong
    > eight years ago, the 42-year-old has discovered Australians' taste
    > for Chinese food has matured markedly. The same couldn't be said for
    > Australia's approach to computer security.
    > Despite being one of only about 40 certified information systems
    > security professionals (CISSPs) in the country - qualifications
    > apparently in such short supply it is on the Federal Government's
    > Migration Occupations in Demand List - Key, a father of two, has
    > been unemployed since January.
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