Thursday, November 5, 2009

Surge In Security Newbs Predicted

"IT professionals are placing their bets on security as they plot their next career moves, according to a new study published earlier today.

"The survey of more than 1,500 IT workers, which was conducted by the IT trade association CompTIA, found that 37 percent intend to pursue a security certification over the next five years. Another 18 percent of IT workers said they will seek ethical hacking certifications during the same time period, while 13 percent identified forensics as their next certification target.

"`Given the growing reach of security, with threats becoming more pervasive and dangerous and with no business or industry immune to those threats, it makes sense that many IT professionals view this as a must-have for career advancement,` said Terry Erdle, senior vice president, skills certifications for CompTIA."

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