Me , myself and industry

Thursday, February 24, 2005

security industry

So you are in security uhh !!.. that's the question I have been asked by many people .. or rather each of them . Usually I put it as , we help people to get things right with regards to protection to their IT infrastructure. Also help people who are proactive about information security to do things in the right way as per their needs, by following certain known security industry standards (like BS7799, SOX, etc)

so can i be security professional ? Yes, is my reply..but you should knw this .. that .. blah blah . . Then what should I do to be one..
Many ways to pursue it..
no knowledge is waste.. I have learnt it the harder way ...

but building a security career you have many ways...
let me highlight the certifications from EC-Council ..
the most famous one is Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (312-50)
but ec-council also has many other exams , like Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator ,E++ Certified e-Commerce Consultant , etc. for details pls checkout EC-Council exams page.

other certification in security industry is Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) . or the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) from (ISC)²

please check the eligibility criterias and recertification costs before applying ;)

for professionals and students another certifications which make a mark is the CompTIA Security+, do check it out.

Also , vendor certifications like redhat, microsoft, sun are additional addons.

GIAC , One of the most reputed certification in the industry.
The candidate must complete a written "practical assignment" that demonstrates their ability to put their skills into practice. GIAC is the only security certification that requires candidates to submit a practical assignment in order to demonstrate this real-world, hands-on mastery of security skills.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), should be percieved by those inclined towards security consulting field.

So without taking more time of yours, if u have read till here , u must be all charged up to go get urself , a certification. It always helps to interact with people who have completed some or all of the certifications mentioned above. more links for articles from others ..


some more gyan .. for the "blogholics"

In our search for knowledge, in our acquisitive desires, we are losing love, we are blunting the feeling for beauty, the sensitivity to cruelty; we are becoming more and more specialized and less and less integrated. Wisdom cannot be replaced by knowledge, and no amount of explanation, no accumulation of facts, will free man from suffering. Knowledge is necessary, science has its place; but if the mind and heart are suffocated by knowledge, and if the cause of suffering is explained away, life becomes vain and meaningless....

...an exert from JK's teachings.
untill next time.

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2 Comments for H00gie:

  • Oh Boy....u missed CISSP.

    By Blogger Arz000n, at 12:48 PM  

  • not reallycheckout section after Ec-council ;
    also mentioned the other not so talked abt certification namely SSCP.

    By Blogger Hagrid, at 1:45 PM  

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