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RE: Re: University Degree or CISSP
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:12:43 +1100


The completion of a degree shows a certain process. It demonstrates a
certain level of research ability and knowledge. A degree does not do
everything for you, but it does help.

Most importantly it is important to have an understanding of more than
just IT. A "security" engineer with technical knowledge and no process
knowledge or business knowledge is oft worse than useless. Security is
not about tools and is a Risk based process. Many people with a
technical ONLY background do not understand this or the related business
controls.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: Kain, Becki (B.) [mailto:bkain1 () ford com]
Sent: 27 January 2006 8:22
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Re: University Degree or CISSP

The thing that I find frustrating, and I have a 4 year degree from
University of Michigan, in Economics, is that companies, like the one
I'm posting from, make it a requirement that you have a degree, but not
what the degree is in.  Seems that a person with 4 years of practical
computer work should be seen as just as (or more, IMHO), useful that a
person with a 4 year degree, but no practical skills.  But then again,
I'll never understand HR departments.

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