The issue of whether or not information security professionals should be licensed to practice has already been the topic of many a passionate debate.
An old saying says “nature abhors a vacuum,” meaning that in the absence of something nature will find a way of filling that gap.
There is a phrase that has become quite popular in information security circles and it goes along the lines of “there are two types of organizations, those that have been breached and those that don’t know they’ve been breached.” I hear it quite regularly from industry commentators and speakers at conferences - the key message being that every organization has been breached and only those with good information security have been able to detect and respond to the breaches.
Anyone who has had to deal with very young children, will understand how powerful the word “why” is and how it can drive their curiosity.
Moving into a cloud environment can bring many advantages to organizations in terms of flexibility, scalability and other benefits.
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