Some professionals in the Information Security Industry seem to get a bit of a bad reputation for being 'Badge Collectors', or for spending too much time/resource on training and certification. I have on occasions seen some employers that even feel a bit threatened by certifications that their IT / IS staff want to achieve, and think that they are either looking for more money, a new job or both. Rarely is that the case.

In an ever changing threat landscape, those of us working on the front line of Cyber defence need to keep our skills up to date, now more than ever. In this highly interesting article, The Green Sheet interviewed security, finance and payments specialists and highlights the ways in which these certifications bring value to a business and not just the individual.