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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Information Security should be a Distinct Field

The federal government needs to recognize information security as a stand-alone career field if it wants to recruit and retain the best professionals for the job, a longtime information technology specialist said on Tuesday.

"I think it's time for government people to start to push for a distinct job series," said Lynn McNulty, government affairs director for the certification group (ISC)2 and former director of information systems security at the State Department. "From a personnelist standpoint, there would be a lot of opposition to a push to create a job series for IT people, but I think the time has come to recognize that we have the numbers...Full Article.

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