Someone on LinkedIn asked: Is Information Security driven by compliance? to which I say yes and this is a problem!

My long answer goes like this:

This is certainly not the best answer. Follow the discussion over here. You are not going to learn anything technical but at least you will get a good idea how the majority of security professionals on LinkedIn think.

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Security Certifications

Security Certifications – should you get some? Well, this is what I think.

IMHO if you go for a certificate then you pretty much put a box around yourself and your abilities. I am sorry, this is my personal opinion. People will perceive you as such and such because of your certifications. While having a cert might be a good idea for your career and in particular your CV, showing off with it could be a bit harmful. I am not saying that you shouldn’t get certified. [...]

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