3. Using the Web, identify some certifications with an information security component that were not discussed in the chapter.

Information security deals with many different areas of technology. Some certifications not mentioned in the chapter are:

- CIW Web Security Professional certification.

- Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP)

- CCFP - Certified Cyber Forensics Professional

- SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner

4. Search the Web for at least five job postings for a security analyst. What qualifications do the listings have in common?

The main thing they all have in common is proficiency in technology and information security systems. Another qualification in common would be the ability to work on teams, and to be able to work with other people on a project. They all share the goal of protecting the network and updating the information security systems in place.

Discussion Questions

1.      What questions should Iris ask Charlie about the new job, Kelvin’s team, and the future of the company?

Some questions Iris should ask are:

-          How is information security handled within the company?

-          How are the people who work with the company identified?

-          What are some of the precautions taken when meeting with non-employees?

-          How are risks brought to the attention of those in charge?

2.      What questions should Iris ask Kelvin about the new job?

Iris should ask Kelvin:

-          How are the information security functions such as firewalls, data encryption, and other security measures managed within the organization?

-          How are plans created and implemented within the company?

-          What training is available to information security staff?

Ethical Decision Making

Should Iris inform Charlie about her relationship with Kelvin if she does not plan to apply for the transfer?

Yes, she should tell Charlie about the relationship and let him know if it goes further into marriage. If they’re married this is against company policy and they will have to transfer.

If she does apply for the job, but has no current plans for marriage, should she inform Charlie of her relationship?

Yes, it is better to let him know. They might get married and would have to tell him about the relationship anyway. It’s better to be honest and Charlie would try to work with them.