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More Companies Requiring IT Security Certification

More Companies Requiring IT Security Certification

The number of companies that require IT security certification increased from 2006 to 2008, according to a recent study by the Computing Technology Industry Association . Thirty-two percent of companies reported requiring IT security certification last year, compared to just 20% in 2006, CompTIA said. The group’s Seventh Annual IT Security Trends in the Workforce study, published last week, found that 87% of respondents believe that security improves with training for non-IT employees by increasing awareness and risk identification. Hugo Lueders, a public policy director with CompTIA said that the report shows that companies “are finally taking training seriously.

“Most respondents feel that IT security certification for IT staff improves security, especially through risk identification and quick response to security issues,” he said in a statement released Tuesday. “Many organizations have made significant progress in dealing with security issues, but the number and types of threats have increased in step.” Lueders said that many of the most severe security breaches are unintentional and a result of human error.

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