I know many people's goal is to be able to have CISSP after their name on their business cards, but our goal is to ensure that the effort of studying is directly beneficial to the individual, their company, and the industry overall.
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2008
Logical Security Inc. recently revised its Certified Information Systems Security Professional, or CISSP, offerings to give students access to educational materials at no cost to them prior to participation in a five-day, pre-test training program.
The move was prompted by a real need in the information security industry to have better qualified CISSP certified professionals, explained Shon Harris, president of Logical Security.
"I have been in the 'CISSP world' for more than 10 years now," said Harris. "I have taught it for about eight years for corporate and government agencies. I have written books on it, developed products, webinars, study materials, etc."
Harris adds, "Over the years, I have noticed that students who are attempting to achieve their CISSP have changed their approach. Rather than fully understanding the topics in the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), many individuals are simply memorizing the key components they will most likely see on the exam. Individuals, the companies they work for and the industry as a whole are all cheated by this approach."
To help change this, Harris decided to offer her company's CISSP training materials to students who truly want to learn the critical components within the security field at no charge to them. "Taking advantage of self-paced learning can better prepare students for the CISSP certification exam and for future challenges they will face in the field," Harris said.
"Although this does affect our bottom line, I think it is critical that people actually learn the security information. Otherwise we are all wasting our time," she said. "We have changed our model of teaching by providing students with study material in several formats to help them properly prepare themselves for our five-day CISSP course."
CISSP certification is a specialized designation that is governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium. The designation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and other national security agencies. As information security becomes critical to private and public enterprises, the race is on for IT professionals to gain this attractive credential.
"I know many people's goal is to be able to have CISSP after their name on their business cards, but our goal is to ensure that the effort of studying is directly beneficial to the individual, their company, and the industry overall."
About Logical Security:
Logical Security was founded in 2003 by Shon Harris, a security consultant and best-selling author. The company provides innovative training programs and materials for professionals in the information security field. It is dedicated to being a leader and visionary in the movement to elevate information security to an established, dependable and coherent industry. The company also dedicates itself to providing both public and private enterprises with proactive solutions to thwart information security threats.