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Seminars and Conventions

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on March 16, 2009

The Center for Global Best Practices will be giving a one day seminar on “Best Practices in IT Audit” on Apr 24, 2009 at the Edsa-Shangrila Hotel, Mandaluyong City. It will be conducted by Patrick Dailey, CFE, GCFA, CISSP, EnCE, who is the founder and managing director of DigiThreat Solutions. Early bird offer is until Mar 24, 2009. Seminar cost is P7,800.00. For more info call (+63-2) 842-7148 or 59,, or check out their website.

Microsoft Philippines will be giving a two hour seminar on the “Advantages of Microsoft Certification”. The next dates are on Mar 20 and 26 to be held at the dB Wizards Office, 28/F 88 Corporate center Sedeno cor Valero Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Check out the Microsoft Events Philippines site for more details.

ECCI will be giving a staggered three day seminar on “Accelerated Six Sigma Greenbelt – Striving for Quality Excellence and Transformation” on Apr 16-17 & 20, 2009. ECCI will also be giving a one day seminar on “Enterprise Risk Management (ISO 31000)” on Mar 26, 2009. For more info call (63-2) 750-5671 to 73 or

There are a lot of presentations that are available from the APRICOT Manila Convention late last month. Most focus on IPv6, while there are others on malware, rogue dns’ and general security. Check out the presentations here.

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The site may not get updated much this week since I will be conducting an Introduction to ISMS Seminar (ISO 27001:2005) and will be focusing on that.


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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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