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Re: IT Manager to CISO
From: Omar Salvador Alcalá Ruiz <oalcala () scitum com mx>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:22:45 -0500

Mmmhhh. I think some CISSP, BSI ISO, ITIL foundations 27001 and/or CISA would help. You need to see security as an 
overall business enabler, rather than pure tech.

The overall tech part can be covered with a Security +, CCSP (since you have got the CCNP), and a CEH/GIAC or similar 
would give you the tech parts

HTH


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From: olufemimogaji () gmail com [mailto:olufemimogaji () gmail com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 03:37 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: IT Manager to CISO


Hi all,

I'm currently the de facto IT manager for a small IT services firm. The nature of our business requires that we follow 
PCI standards as per logical security. Here's the thing, the CISO is leaving next month, and I've been told I'll be 
taking his position. I already have a lot of exposure to info sec, I have a CCNP (the former version with ISCW) and a 
I'm an MCP (Active Directory for WS 2008). What I need to know is what cert I should go out there and get to make me 
more cemented in this new CISO role, at least to keep the auditors happy, as they sometimes like to question your 
competence. The outgoing CISO, even though he was trained by some of our partners, had NO certs, and this exposed him 
to uncomfy questions from hard nosed auditors. Security+ or CISSP exam? Or any others? Any form of guiding light will 
be highly appreciated.

Regards,

Femi M.




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