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C-Level & Studying for the CISSP
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2/4/2020 | 11:44:40 AM
C-Level and Cramming a CISSP for the sake of a qualification...
There is a VERY strong argument that a CISSP that has been aquired by cramming information during a "boot camp" is both wasted and ineffective, esepcially if this is a certification that is outide of your professional scope.

CISSP/CISM/CISA qualifications should be used as a validation of your existing expertese within the Security industry.  Its also important to note that if people have not been directly working within one of the security domains for a minimum of 5 years, then it is likely that they are stretching the truth when it comes to attesting their eligability.  

Too many people are jumping on this nowadays trying to get a Cyber paycheck when instead they should focus on doing what they are doing, and doing it well.  This results in poor cyber professionals who learn "by the book" concepts as apposed to the pragmatic application of security concepts.

Its honestly undermines a certification and execs should be VERY wary of this as the industry starts to mature.

Also, for all the people who crammed andallowed their CISSP/CISM to lapse - please take this off of your resume if you arent going to maintain your experience and knowledge...

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