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Guidance offered for would-be information security professionals

Will Hadfield

People looking for a career in information security are being offered a guide by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, which certifies information security professionals.

The European version of (ISC)2’s guide contains job descriptions, likely salaries, advice from people working in information security and listings of professionally recognised information security courses.

More than 1.5 million people work in information security worldwide. The (ISC)2 expects that number to reach more than 2 million by 2010, an annual growth rate of 7.8%.

“The guide will give students, as well as hiring managers, direction on educational offerings and help them understand the role of professional credentials in the job market,” said Peter Berlich, one of the trade body’s board of directors.


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