Root wrote:Thank you for all the great comments.
Well, my plan is to make a company myself, penetration testing company.
I live in the Faroe Islands. It's right between Iceland and England.
Only 50.000 people live there.
So, I don't really need a certification, right?
You don't need any information security certifications there, you just need to make sure you don't get into any legal trouble. For (some or all) PCI assessments you need insurance though. But that's not really penetration testing though.
I know where it is as one of my best friends is from there, plus I am from Denmark as well ;D
As the Faroe Islands and the rest of Scandinavia is not _that_ evolved in information security, you may find it hard to find clients in those countries as the big companies are already selling to those that actually wants to buy information security services. A lot of the companies in Denmark doesn't get external penetration tests done, as they haven't been hacked yet, so why should they? Insanity at high level ;D
Anyway, you can still create a penetration testing company and get clients in almost any country if you just meet their legal requirements if there is any, and if you are good at selling your services.
Keep in mind, that if you are going to do this alone, you will have to spend a lot of time on sales, management, etc., over penetration testing and the most important but also less interesting, reporting. :)
Andrew Waite wrote:Not wanting to hi-jack the thread but I'm not sure I understand the logic behind removing certifications from CV's or LinedIn. I've achieved more respected and advanced certifications since gaining C|EH, but C|EH still holds a mention on my resume.
Regardless of opinions of particular certs, surely having a questionable (in some people's eyes, discussion for another thread) cert like C|EH is still better than an empty space in it's place?
I would say it depends on the company you are applying at, if you only got CEH, and it's a highly technical and very serious company, they might think you're joking. No offence intended.