- Certified Professionals
Both an increased recognition on the importance of security in general and a growing recognition of the quality of the GIAC program have led to some prominent recognition in the recent past. Many large private companies and government agencies now request or require GIAC certification for new job candidates.
The more qualified security professionals there are, the better protected our Internet neighborhoods become. It is much like having more police officers watching over us, or at the very least a really strong Neighborhood Watch group. Our "neighborhood" is world wide, so we need a lot of qualified "police officers" to do the job right.
In addition to personal benefit, a certification is a manager's tool in two ways. To begin with, it is a way to verify the time and money you have invested into an employee's education is not wasted because your employee can walk away with something tangible to show for it. Secondly, it is a way for a new manager to know that an employee is capable because they have the credentials to show they know what they are talking about.
Note: GIAC no longer posts exam scores in our Certified Professionals directory.