Decline of the CISSP?
dbailey007 Banned Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
I was curious what everyone thought about this graphic. According to Google Trends, this chart shows the measure of relative popularity of a search term over time. By this measure, the CISSP has been heading down over the last decade.
CISSP is not for the forensics expert, or the engineer, it is for the strategy-focused security individual. It provides foundational knowledge of all aspects in IT. Many of the people complaining about the CISSP are the expert engineers who've been taught about the CISSP their entire career only to discover that it is not as technical as they would've liked it to be, but thats why SANS and other technical certs exist. Two completely different career paths.
I'd even argue that the CISSP is very beneficial to even the most advanced engineers in the field. Many security engineers may be subject matter experts in a specialized role, and have little knowledge of the entire spectrum. Especially in large companies and in the government.
The CISSP member counts tell a different story:
2015 - 105705
2014 - 96308
2013 - 90199
2012 - 80596
Those numbers paired with the fact that there is no single InfoSec related cert that's as pervasive as this one would lead anyone to conclude there's no indication of it being declining.
Can you cite where the CISSP and only the CISSP qualifies for priv. access?
He's not saying they verbally said this, he's saying the role (such as Ed. Snowden) requires you to be CISSP either within 30 days or at the time of hire. Ironically, Snowden was CISSP as well.