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Is the CISSP a Silver Bullet for Security Certification?

As security threats in the modern world continue to grow, so too does the need for security professionals. One of the ways to meet need is by way of training and certification.

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 is one such security education and certification body, with some 80,000 certified members. (ISC)2 is also home to the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) program, which is one of the leading security certifications in the industry today.

Tipton noted that (ISC)2 members have expertise levels in anywhere from 15 to 20 different technical areas. That said, Tipton said that he was not aware of any one CISSP that had expertise in all 20 areas. "Sometimes people expect a CISSP to have big Superman cape on their back and that sets the expectation bar way too high. The myth that CISSP's can do everything needs to be set aside. As their leader, I'm telling you that no certification is a silver bullet for anything."

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ISC2, Certifications and the Future of Security Education