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(ISC)² Philippines is Now Official

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on August 1, 2012

The Philippines finally has an official (ISC)² Chapter. Thanks mostly to the determination of Mr. Dan Vizcayno and its first Chapter Officers.

Who can be part of the (ISC)² Philippines Chapter you may ask? Basically anyone interested in the Information Security field who has been actively involved in any aspect of Information Security work for at least one year.

Member Classification are as follows:
Active Member – (ISC)² International members interested in the purpose and aspirations of the Chapter. An Active member in good standing shall be entitled to vote and be an officer in both the affairs of (ISC)² International and (ISC)² Philippines Chapter.

Associate Member – Non-(ISC)² International members (i.e., non-(ISC)² certification holders) interested in the purpose and aspirations of the Chapter. An Associate member in good standing shall be entitled to vote on any Chapter affairs and be an officer of the Chapter, except for the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership. Holding these particular positions require (ISC)² International member status or an (ISC)² certification (like CISSP).

Organization Member – Corporations that are interested in the purpose and aspirations of the Chapter. An Organization member in good standing shall be entitled to vote through its representative on any Chapter affairs and be an officer of the Chapter except for the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership as they would require (ISC)² International member status.

Student Member – Full time student currently enrolled in a degree program of an accredited college or university. Proof of enrollment shall be submitted annually. Student members in good standing shall not be entitled to vote and be an officer at the Chapter level.

For more information, please contact Mr. Danielito Vizcayno, CISA, CISM, CISSP at daniel.vizcayno@gmail.com

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SANS 2008 Salary and Certification Survey

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on March 11, 2009

The SANS Salary and Certification Survey which was conducted in November 2008 with a total of 2,120 respondents, came out early last month with the following conclusion:

“Despite the current economy, the demand for qualified information security professionals is predicted to increase through 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those with formal education and professional certifications have the best opportunities to advance their careers as well as their salaries.

Security threats reached their highest levels in 2008 and are predicted to increase in 2009. With external as well as internal threats, commercial organizations, financial institutions, state and local governments and the military will continue to require qualified information security professionals to protect their systems and data. With an average entry-level (0 – 2 years of experience) salary of $70,807, security professionals are expected to hold a certain level of education, certifications, and experience as well as pursue a variety of informal and formal continuing education efforts to stay current in the industry.”

Check out the SANS 2008 Salary and Certification Survey here.

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