Saturday, December 11, 2004

Free training

Tony Bradley has posted about a site with free CISSP training. This is one of the certifications that will become a bit more valuable in the near future. The Federal Trade Commission is currently suing two companies for lack of GLB compliance. The orders they're trying to get signed include the directive to obtain an satisfactory assessment of their network with 180 days and includes the following statement:

Each assessment shall be prepared by a person as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); a person holding Global Information Assurance Certification from the SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security Institute (SANS); or by a similarly qualified person or organization approved by the Associate Director for Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission.

Prediction: You'll see the quals thing get out of hand, even some fakery/foolery that will require either tighter control of quals or the government will create their own quals requirements.

Stand by for an industry shift!