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RE: IT Manager to CISO
From: "David Gillett" <gillettdavid () fhda edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:26:55 -0700

  Titles that begin with "C" and end with "O" don't, even in
technology-focused companies, call for technical/practitioner
certifications.  They DO call for clear understanding about how the
decisions you make impact the business.  So while Security+ is a fine cert
and enjoyable if you're into InfoSec, CISSP is a much better fit for your

David Gillett (CISSP, CCNP, MCSE, etc)

-----Original Message-----
From: olufemimogaji () gmail com [mailto:olufemimogaji () gmail com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 01:37
To: 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.


Femi M.

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