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More Companies Requiring IT Security Certification




More Companies Requiring IT Security Certification
More Companies Requiring IT Security Certification



http://www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/training/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217200551 

By K.C. Jones
InformationWeek
April 28, 2009 

The number of companies that require IT security certification increased 
from 2006 to 2008, according to a recent study by the Computing 
Technology Industry Association.

Thirty-two percent of companies reported requiring IT security 
certification last year, compared to just 20% in 2006, CompTIA said. The 
group's Seventh Annual IT Security Trends in the Workforce study, 
published last week, found that 87% of respondents believe that security 
improves with training for non-IT employees by increasing awareness and 
risk identification.

Hugo Lueders, a public policy director with CompTIA said that the report 
shows that companies "are finally taking training seriously.

"Most respondents feel that IT security certification for IT staff 
improves security, especially through risk identification and quick 
response to security issues," he said in a statement released Tuesday. 
"Many organizations have made significant progress in dealing with 
security issues, but the number and types of threats have increased in 
step." Lueders said that many of the most severe security breaches are 
unintentional and a result of human error.

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