By K.C. Jones
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
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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