Forwarded from: Jon Miller <cio.nyat_private> Clearly, the danger here is that when we view InfoSec certification as a commodity rather than an achieved credential based on the demonstration of the understanding of a standardized CBK, they become all but worthless... On Friday, November 22, 2002, at 02:09 AM, InfoSec News wrote: > http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,718175,00.asp > > By Jeff Moad > November 21, 2002 > > The non-profit owner of the leading professional certification > program for security managers has charged that a rival group's plan > to offer a comparable certification will confuse the market and > force security professionals to obtain multiple credentials. > > Officials from the ISC2 (International Information Systems Security > Certification Consortium Inc.) posted a statement on the > organization's Web site Tuesday criticizing plans by the ISACA > (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) to launch a new > certification targeting information security managers. The new ISACA > certification, to be called the Certified Information Security > Manager and due to launch in June, could compete with the > well-established CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security > Professional ) certification from ISC2. > > In its unsigned online challenge to ISACA's plan to roll out the new > certification, ISC2 officials say the CISSP certification already > "meets or exceeds the areas the CISM professes to address." The > statement also questions the qualifications of ISACA to move into > the security practitioner certification space. Currently ISACA > offers a certification focused on security auditors. [...] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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