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ISC2 CareerGuide06

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®
(ISC)
2
®
Career Guide
Decoding the InformationSecurity Profession
 
SECURITY TRANSCENDSTECHNOLOGY
®
Sponsored byPublished by
 
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Introduction
Welcome to the rapidly growing field of information security!Twenty-five years ago,the information security profession wasnew and obscure.Many of us fell into informationsecurity jobs when our employers realized their business wasat risk and they needed to protect their networks and assets.The catch is they weren’t sure how – in terms of technologyor people – to make that happen.We gathered in small groups and at conferences and tried tofigure out how to tackle this job that no one had done beforeus.We had sketchy job descriptions and IT-oriented titlesthat didn’t reflect business requirements,our company’senvironment or the actual jobs we were doing.There werealso few standards and guidelines.Today,things are different.Hackers have evolved from a smallgroup of highlyspecialized guys writing malicious code towidespread professional thieves actively stealing identities andassets,destroying individuals’ lives and ruining businesses.As a result,society has come to rely on information securityprofessionals.Businesses recognize that information andinformation security are critical to delivering their productsand services,and they protect us all personally and nearlyeverything we use in our daily lives,from phones toelectricity to home computers.Information security has become a real profession drivenby common standards and supported by educationopportunities and certifications like the CISSP
®
thatempower you throughout your careers.Being an information security professional is a tough job.Youneed technical skills and the ability to understand howtoprotect information and information services in a businesscontext.But it can also be an immenselyrewarding careerwith thrilling prospects.Ihope this guide helps you understand the opportunitiesbefore you and prepares you for this exciting andchallenging career! –Patricia A.Myers,CISSP-ISSMP,Chairperson,Board of Directors,(ISC)
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About (ISC)
2
The International Information Systems SecurityCertification Consortium,Inc.[(ISC)
2
®
]is theinternationally recognized Gold Standard for educating andcertifying information security professionals.Founded in1989,(ISC)
2
has certified over 40,000 information securityprofessionals in more than 110 countries.Based in PalmHarbor,Florida,USA,with offices in Vienna,Virginia,USA,London,Hong Kong and Tokyo,(ISC)
2
issues the CertifiedInformation Systems Security Professional (CISSP
®
)andrelated concentrations,Certification and AccreditationProfessional (CAP
CM
),and Systems Security CertifiedPractitioner (SSCP
®
)credentials to people meetingnecessary competency requirements.The CISSP,CISSP-ISSEP
®
and SSCP areamong the first informationtechnology credentials to meet the stringentrequirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024,a globalbenchmark for assessing and certifying personnel.(ISC)
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alsooffers a portfolio of education products and services basedupon (ISC)
2
’s CBK
®
,a compendium of industry bestpractices for information security professionals,and isresponsible for the annual (ISC)
2
Global InformationSecurity Workforce Study.More information is available atwww.isc2.org.

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