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Red Hat tops list of hottest IT security certifications

Sep 16, 2010, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"Interest in IT security certifications is booming, as more U.S. companies tighten up the protection surrounding their critical network infrastructure and as a growing number of employees view security expertise as recession proof.

"Three of the top 10 IT certifications in terms of demand among U.S. employers are security related, according to Foote Partners, a consultancy that tracks IT employment trends. These include the Red Hat Certified Security Specialist – which ranks as No.2 on the Foote Partners list – as well as the CompTIA Security+ (No.3) and the GIAC Security Essentials Certificate (No.6).

""Throughout the whole recession, security [expertise] has done nothing but keep going up in value," says David Foote, CEO of Foote Partners. "Companies are realizing that there's no such thing as perimeter security. A lot of breaches are internal. It's a question of not just how do you prevent intrusions, but it's a question of how do you protect data.""

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