2 posts • joined 29 Oct 2012
CISSP helped me a lot ... in 1997-2004
Earning the distinction of being one of the first female CISSPs in Chicago in 1997 was a heady thrill, and the designation got me in the door of Fortune 500 companies many times. But the lack of industry respect for audit and IT controls and risk management has reduced respect (and, from the sound of it, ethics) all across the board since. That's too bad; I was thinking of re-certifying.
I'll just dust off my solid wooden CISSP Certification plaque and proudly display it as I would an old yearbook or band camp ribbon...
Re: Most annoying certification on the planet...
There were "monkeys" like me who knew how to design, implement, monitor and test controls, but the overlords prevented us from doing our job as they bowed to the control-averse clients who paid more for ignorance and wiping audit reports clean.
That was pre-Arthur Andersen failure; pre-bank bail-out; pre-B Madoff. The beginning of the end was in 1993 when The Associates announced the end of compliance-oriented audits and proclaimed that each department would now "assess themselves."
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