Having spoken on this topic at a bunch of conferences (ChicagoCon, Defcon, RSA, Source, etc.), I’ll weigh in:
Forget certifications until you know what you want to do.
Then, once you’ve figured out what you want to do, figure out whether you need certs to do it.
For example, if you want a job as a pen-tester, certs aren’t generally going to…[Read more]