Security training: education for an emerging profession?

Horrocks, Ivan (2001). Security training: education for an emerging profession? Computers & Security, 20(3) pp. 219–226.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-4048(01)00306-6

Abstract

Is security a profession? What has the professional status - or lack of it - of security got to do with security training and education? This paper argues that the two are inherently linked. The lack of status has a detrimental effect on the development of training and education for the industry. This, in turn, affects both the status of the 'profession' and the development of a professional status. Lack of recognised educational opportunities combined with the professional standing of the industry then have a profound effect on the way the industry and those in it are perceived by those outside the industry and other professions. The paper explores what can be done to combat this situation.

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