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A Matrix Ant
United State
·Time Warner Cable

How valuable are security certifications today?

»www.networkworld.com/news/2013/0 ··· 268.html from »www.linuxsecurity.com/content/vi ··· w/159048

"... When it comes to education, most people agree, more is better. No one embodies that principle at least in regard to IT certifications better than Jerry Irvine. CIO of IT consulting firm Prescient Solutions and member of the National Cyber Security Task Force, Irvine holds more than 20 IT certifications, of which at least six are specifically information security-oriented..."
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Kailua, HI
·Time Warner Cable
·Clearwire Wireless

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"As a practical matter, many of today's information security certifications require much hands-on application of skills, such as CompTIA's CASP (Certified Advanced Security Professional), which requires candidates to configure firewalls and routers and perform other security-related tasks as part of the test. Being able to pass proves to a potential employer that you can do certain things, potentially giving you an edge over those who do not hold the certification.

On a practical level,
How's the certs been working out?

Top 10 healthcare security breaches 2012

1. Utah Department of Health. On March 30, approximately 780,000 Medicaid patients and recipients of the Children's Health Insurance Plan in Utah had personal information stolen after a hacker from Eastern Europe accessed the...

2. Emory Healthcare. On April 18, Emory Healthcare in Atlanta announced a data breach after the organization misplaced 10 backup disks, which contained information for more than 315,000 patients.
»www.healthcarefinancenews.com/ne ··· hes-2012

2012: A big, bad year for online security breaches (infographic)
»venturebeat.com/2012/09/17/2012- ··· V3YuM.99

The Top 10 Security Breaches Of 2012
A Technological Hall Of Shame

»www.crn.com/slide-shows/security ··· 2012.htm

ect... ad nauseum