The Systems Security Certification Consortium has declared 2005 the year of the information security professional. The organisation that does certifications for security professionals claims the profession doesn't get the respect it deserves. Getting a year of their own might just change that.
"We need to increase our visibility so that the rest of the people in our organizations can identify and appreciate the value we bring," James Wade, director and past president of the organisation and former chief security officer for the U.S. Federal Reserve told IDG News Service
After 2004 turned out to be the worst year in computer security history, and with nothing pointing to any improvement next year, it actually wouldn't be such a bad thing for information security professionals to hide in obscurity. On the other hand, most computer users won't mind putting a face on the deplorable state of computer security.
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