Scrutiny of job applicants’ credentials at the National Security Agency has always been intense, and it’s about to get even more intense for senior information technology security specialists. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium signed a deal with the agency in February to develop a certification test for NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate. The outcome is the Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) credential, a new certification for the agency’s employees or contractors who work on information assurance. Dow Williamson, communications director for the consortium, said professionals who already have other information systems certifications were looking for something else that could help advance their careers and set them apart from general information systems workers. The group already offered a certification called the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), but ISSEP takes that one step further. Full Story
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