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The role of academic qualifications in the IT security profession
Furnell SM, Katos V, Clarke NL
DATAWATCH, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) - London Chapter, Winter, pp8-15, 2005
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Information security has become an essential element of organisational IT infrastructures, with networks at risk from an increasing range of threats. However, the IT security industry is comprised of individuals with varying degrees of skill, competency, and knowledge. Although a wide variety of professional certifications are available, ranging from the highly specific and technical, to those that are more general and broadly based, there is arguably a greater role to be played by academic qualifications in this domain.

Furnell SM, Katos V, Clarke NL