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CISSP-squared: Passing the Exam a Decade Later

– In February 2003 I took and passed the CISSP exam. As much as the CISSP is the current industry gold standard (as a colleague of mine recently reminded me) it had even more prestige in 2003. Worldwide there were less that 45,000 certification holders in 2003 and it was the hallmark of excellence.…

So Why Do We Need Security Professionals, Anyway?

– So, why do we do what we do, and what if we couldn’t do it anymore? I have reinvented myself so many times over the years that anyone reading my curriculum vitae would imagine I was the victim of identity theft. Stints in the Teamsters, Longshoremen, and building unions have given me my cultured…