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Re: MS in information security
From: "Vladimir B. Kropotov" <slyman2000 () Mail ru>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 09:49:21 +0300

Hi all.


byc> I noticed that the question of 'CISSP or degree' got a lot
byc> of feedbacks and comments.  I am also considering more education
byc> in order to enter security field.  I already have BS degree from
byc> good school and working for a IT company working with various
byc> applications.  However, I have always wanted to be a little bit
byc> more technical and be exposed to more research-like environment. 
byc> Not sure if I want Ph.D., but definitely looking at one of those
byc> MS in information security.  Georgia Tech and several other
byc> reputable universities offer such program.  

In russia we have more than 10 years experience in Information
Security education. The only one Real security - good and strong cryptography.
Any other things - it's just additional measures.
Long time ago, when i was freshman in the university -
i had to disagree with our Gurus but now 9 years left and I absolutelly
agree with them. So if you wanna be in 'real' security - you must have
good math base - it's not possible to get it in two yaers. I have 4.5
years of math in university and it isn't enough. I'm learning math 4 years after
graduation, but it isn't enough. I think 10-12 years of continuous
math learning is enough ;-).

If you want became security folk - University is a good start :-)

But the only university degree - is NOT A SILVER BULLET!!!

Good luck
Vladimir B. Kropotov
Bauman university
Moscow
byc> After working almost 2 years in industry, I know that
byc> experience is really important and that I can acquire the
byc> knowledge myself through many sources although I don't go back to
byc> school to do it. On the other hand, the idea of getting higher or
byc> specialized education and degree is really appealing.  Also,
byc> since my current work does not have anything to do with security,
byc> getting more education might offer me a better chance of getting
byc> in to security field than studying on my own, getting some certs
byc> and try to convince companies to believe that I know about
byc> security. 

byc> Any opinions welcome

byc> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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С уважением,
 Vladimir                          mailto:slyman2000 () Mail ru


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EARN A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE - ONLINE
The Norwich University program offers unparalleled Infosec management 
education and the case study affords you unmatched consulting experience. 
Tailor your education to your own professional goals with degree 
customizations including Emergency Management, Business Continuity Planning, 
Computer Emergency Response Teams, and Digital Investigations. 

http://www.msia.norwich.edu/secfocus
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