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From: InfoSec News (isn_at_c4i.org)
Date: Thu Aug 15 2002 - 06:09:45 CDT
Forwarded from: Drew Williams <drew928syahoo.com>
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 <isnc4i.org> wrote:
> By Nathan Cochrane
> August 13 2002
> 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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