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Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies by Steven Hernandez, Corey Schou

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CHAPTER 5

Organizations Providing Resources for Professionals

Because of the eclectic nature of information assurance, you must have some basic structure to guide you. The first step in this process is to define certification and professionalism. They are quickly becoming recognized as critical factors in the success of a corporation as well as a government agency.

Indeed, information assurance and security are often cited as core competencies in industry and government redesign. Prahalad and Hamel referred to corporate core competencies as the roots of competitiveness.

Professional certification is a procedure to identify individuals who have a common education and experience, who demonstrate some quantifiable level of knowledge and skills, ...

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