Letter to the editor

Following are responses to an FCW.com poll question that asked: "Do you think federal IT workers should be required to earn a systems security certification?"

I am an information systems security manager, and because of the ever-changing world of electronics, I can't afford to pay for the continual training required to stay abreast.

When you can't pay, you can't attend; when you can't attend, you lose. I'm still paying for my initial certification.

I have my ear at doors of classrooms right now trying to hear whatever I can in order to at least get an idea of what's new and how to work it.

In other words if you want your company to be on the leading edge "knowledge wise", the company has to put their people up front and educate them.

R. C. Barney

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