ISO endorses key security certification

Monday, 28 June 2004, 7:38 PM EST

The International Standards Organization last week gave its stamp of approval to the CISSP security certification for IT workers, and a half-dozen security managers said the endorsement should help enhance the certification's legitimacy and acceptance.

They added that boosting CISSP's credibility would be a welcome development at a time when companies are increasingly being asked by their boards of directors and by auditors and regulators to prove that they have done due diligence on all matters related to IT security -- including the hiring of security managers and other IT staffers.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld

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