A harvest of security certifications

Wednesday, 8 October 2003, 8:03 PM EST

To say that there are a lot of certifications available in security is like saying there is a lot of water available in the ocean. Vendors who offer other certifications such as CIW and CompTIA have entries in this field alongside organizations such as (ISC)2 that specialize only in the security area.

For this article, I originally intended to compare and contrast every security certification available. To my consternation, however, the more I looked, the more certifications kept appearing in the quagmire. I finally realized that those certifications specific to only one product or concept were of less value to readers than those that looked at security from a broader scale. At peace with the fact that one or two lesser-known entities might not be included, I created the alphabetic list (in vendor order) that follows.

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