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InfoSec Education Insights

CNSSInsights on Information Security Education

Over the weekend Mr. Clevenger, Mr. King and I took a road trip to attend mobile device security training at a pre-conference workshop for the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE).

While the training itself was an enjoyable, the conversations that grew organically throughout the day were amazing. I wanted to take just a few minutes relay to you all the value that we found at this year’s gathering of security professionals and security educators.


Habits of the Highly Effective

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Many of you have likely heard of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey, 1989), but very few of you have actually read the text and made use of its tools. Don’t feel bad though… over 15 million copies have been sold and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who could give you a decent summary of Covey’s concepts.

That’s the goal of today’s post, to summarize the 7 Habits and to hopefully shed some light on just how powerful they can be when we make them our own, when they become habits of ours.


To certify or not to certify?

To Certify or not to Certify?

That is the question. And the answer is:  It depends.

Certification has long been regarded as a method to independently validate a candidate’s mastery of a common body of knowledge.  It’s a way that someone can prove (in a controlled environment) that they know the things that someone in their field should know.  The testing environment, however, doesn’t always translate to the real world and therefore employers don’t always see certification as an indicator of a potential employee’s practical performance capabilities.


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