How many CISSPs are needed or is it just more money for ISC2? I agree with some of what McKeay is saying and it makes me start thinkng of the ISSA. We had a chapter here in the Shreveport/Bossier area for a few years and never got much or any support from ISSA and it was more like $100 for yearly dues. That was the main complaint I heard from everyone in the chapter or from folks that wanted to join. “That sure is a lot of money for not getting anything from ISSA. Can’t we just meet and have meetings without being called a chapter of the ISSA?” I believe the CISSP numbers have went from 35,000 in 2005 to more than 75,000 in 2011. I don’t know what the answer is but I can’t say that I get much out of ISC2 but a new certification letter every three years now, but I’m not letting it go!
Looks like all the security pros just get bored after a while. I think it’s like this in most IT professions. If you don’t let us geeks have new things to play with, provide us with training to try to keep up with this stuff and let us do our own thing some times, we will get bored. How much of a pay cut is it worth to stay for training? I know it would be worth some for good training. I believe Google has a policy to allow employees to work on something they want to work on 20% of their work time. I also believe I’ve heard that the 20% is where most of the cool new products some from. Us geeks are a strange breed!
CIO.com article worth reading I thought even if you aren’t there yet!