Announcing the Debut of the Information Security Today Careers Survey Announcing the Debut of the Information Security Today Careers Survey 1st Annual Study Will Gauge Skills - What Professionals Have, What They Need

Princeton, NJ - September 16, 2009 - Information Security Media Group, Corp. - Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of BankInfoSecurity.com, CUInfosecurity.com and GovInfoSecurity.com, announces the debut of its Information Security Today Careers survey, gauging top education, certification and job trends for information security professionals and leaders.

This web-based research study, created by ISMG with the counsel of business and academic leaders from across the U.S., will explore how information security professionals are responding to today's key career issues, including:

  • Academic requirements;
  • Industry certifications;
  • Expanded skill sets;
  • Leadership training.

The Information Security Today Careers survey is sponsored by McAfee and Regis University's School of Computer and Information Sciences, based in Denver, CO.

Survey results will be presented in a variety of ways across the ISMG sites including an executive summary, annotated report, podcast analysis and a live webinar in which survey respondents will be invited to listen to exclusive insight and analysis.

"At a time when even the nation's president is talking about information security, there has never been a greater demand for qualified professionals," says Tom Field, Editorial Director of ISMG. "We hope in this survey - and in years to come - to create a benchmark for what the profession demands of its workers and leaders in terms of formal education, industry certifications and just the basic demands of the industries and agencies."

"This survey is an important step in clarifying the current and future needs of businesses relating to the increasingly prominent areas of Information Security and Information Assurance," says Daniel Likarish, faculty of the Regis University School of Computer & Info Sciences. "As these two fields gain greater importance as mission critical applications, information security professionals in all types of organizations need a clear understanding of the job and education requirements to be effective and successful leaders in these fields."

The Information Security Today Careers survey is intended to be an annual study, giving practitioners, educators and analysts insight that they can track and measure over time. Results, when available, will be analyzed and disseminated through a variety of electronic media, including whitepapers, audio interviews and webinars.

To see the Information Security Today Careers Survey 2009 and its results, visit: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/surveys.php?surveyID=6

For more information on the Information Security Today Careers survey, please contact Tom Field, Editorial Director, at tfield@bankinfosecurity.com

About ISMG: Based in Princeton, N.J., Information Security Media Group publishes BankInfoSecurity.com, CUInfoSecurity.com and GovInfoSecurity.com, which are your one-stop portals for the latest news, insights and education on the top information security issues facing U.S. financial institutions and government agencies today. Through articles, webinars, podcasts, blogs and news alerts from federal regulatory agencies such as the FDIC, GAO, NCUA, NIST, OCC, FRB and OTS, our team is committed to providing up-to-date information on the security regulations, threats, solutions, training and career trends that most impact banks, credit unions, government agencies and other related enterprises. Leading companies supporting and benefiting from these initiatives include CA, Fortify, RSA Security, Secure Computing, Symantec and VeriSign.

About Regis University: Founded in 1877, Regis University, located in Denver, has been meeting the needs of traditional and adult students through innovative classroom-based and online programs centered in academic excellence. Regis University's commitment to the individual student is fostered through the heritage of a values-centered Jesuit education. The initiative for the study of Information Assurance (IA) originates at the School of Computer & Information Sciences (SCIS). Adult undergraduate students can obtain a specialization in E-Security while earning a major in a variety of Computer, Business and Science fields of study. The Master of Science in Information Assurance is one of five Master's degrees available to students.

About McAfee: As the largest dedicated security company in the world, and an employer of choice, McAfee is big enough to offer career opportunities on a global scale and yet small enough to care about individual ambitions. McAfee's mission is to proactively secure systems and networks from known and as yet undiscovered threats worldwide. Home users, businesses, service providers, government agencies, and partners all trust McAfee's unmatched security expertise and have confidence in their comprehensive and proven solutions to effectively block attacks and prevent disruptions. Whichever the area of expertise, for security focused, technology led careers, the future is with McAfee.



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