Wednesday, June 09, 2010

White House Commission Debates Certification Requirements For Cybersecurity Pros

Kelly Jackson Higgins writes on Dark Reading:

A commission set up to advise the Obama administration on cybersecurity policy is considering recommending certification and training for federal IT security employees and contractors.

The Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, which in December 2008 issued its Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency report to Congress, is currently working on a sequel to that report, due sometime in late June or early July. The commission, made up of a who's who of experts and policy-makers, is debating strategies for building and developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce for the U.S., as well as issues surrounding an international cybersecurity strategy and online authentication.

But the prospect of mandated certification qualifications for IT security professionals has spurred debate among the commissioners as well as within the security community.

More here.


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