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Certifying the Computer Security Professional Using the Project Management Institute’s PMP Model

  • Kara L. Nance
  • Brian Hay
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 232)

Abstract

While many organizations offer certifications associated with information technology (IT) security, there is no single overarching accrediting organization that has identified the body of knowledge and experience necessary for success in the IT security field. In order for an IT security workforce to be acknowledged and recognized throughout the world as possessing a proven level of education, knowledge, and experience in IT security, a formal process for certifying IT security professionals must be developed. This research effort suggests that the IT security community use the Project Management Institute’s process for certifying Project Management Professionals (PMPs) as a model for developing an open and easily accessible IT Security Body Of Knowledge (ITSBOK) and an associated international certification process for IT security professionals.

Keywords

Project Management Computer Security Certification Process Digital Right Management Information Assurance 
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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kara L. Nance
    • 1
  • Brian Hay
    • 1
  1. 1.ASSERT CenterUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA

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