Friday, 16 May 2014

Who said IT security wasn’t fun? Check out the funniest CISSP video, ever!

By Peter Orban

The CISSP is an advanced level certification for information security professionals. As one of the most prestigious security certs, it gets a lot of attention from tech publications, forums and blogs, including ours.

Earlier this week we presented you with four killer resources to prepare you for CISSP exam success, and now we are bringing you something different, but equally killer to conclude this week.

Who said IT security wasn’t fun?

With the CISSP under your belt, you’ll be an expert in developing and managing security standards, policies, and procedures within your organisation. This is all very serious because millions of pounds may depend on your company's security systems, but don’t think that security professionals don’t have a sense of humour.

Javvad Malik is a blogger, publisher, critic and most importantly an IT security professional. Javvad is a true CISSP-enthusiast, as you may recall him from an earlier post, where he demonstrated how to rock a CISSP.

Besides running his own blog, Javvad is also one third of the unholy Infosec Trinity, known as Host Unknown.

I'm a C I Double S P

According to a recent interview with (ISC)2 Board Members Wim Remes and Dave Lewis the CISSP membership “may be seen as middle aged and out of touch.”

Well, Javvad and his trustee companions Andrew and Thom beg to differ. As they wrote on their Host Unknown blog: “the CISSP has always been for people of varied backgrounds and skills, and like a good pair of flared corduroys, has never really gone out of fashion.”

But a simple blog post won’t fully justify their views, so the tech-triumvirate took it even further to prove their point. And what could possibly be a better way to do that, than recreating a timeless classic by Mr Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent (30p at today’s exchange rate).

About the Author:        
Peter writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself.