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Re: Licensure for IT/Network/Security professionals

I would be very careful of the term Cybersecurity - it actually relates to physical security and not information security - which is what it used to be called i.e. Information Security practitioner etc.  However, now with the convergence of IoT, 5G - we constantly find groups such as ASIS call themselves certified security professionals, using the same terminology including risk management, GRC etc - but in reality they are involved in physical security and investigations etc. 

 

We have a dilemma, the terminology has changed, and everyone has adopted it, without thinking of the context.  So you have many people stating they are certified in security, but in fact they are mainly certified in physical security or cybersecurity - but not Information security. 

 

Back in the UK the British Computer Society recognised this problem and brought out an information security standard, that all people who wanted to call themselves security practitioners, had to study and pass the examination so, they could officially be deemed to be security practitioners.     If CISSP is the standard within the ISC2, then we need to state it upfront as the baseline security practitioners qualification along with a set of ethics and set of rules of conduct.

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim