A new non-profit group is developing certifications for information technology security professionals that will set a high bar for IT security practitioners in areas like penetration testing, code auditing and control systems operation.
The National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE) is a new, not-for-profit corporation headed by former NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) CSO Mike Assante and overseen by a board of luminaries in the world of information security and critical infrastructure. The group will be designing certification exams to test the knowledge, practical skill and professionalism of IT security practitioners, with an eye to weeding out the information technology world’s equivalent of quacks and hucksters.
The new tests are designed to supplant a hodge podge of private and industry certifications for IT security practitioners, including the CISSP and certificate programs run by the SANS Institute and other industry and private groups. NBISE claims that too many of those tests test knowledge, rather than hands-on skills required of practitioners.
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