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Certification Watch (Vol. 20, No. 36)

ISACA Says Spending on Cybersecurity Augurs Well for Security Professionals


You probably could have put this one together all by yourself, but it's always reassuring to hear an expert say the words: Increased spending on cybersecurity products and services means increased opportunity (and better compensation) for security specialists. In a post at the end of last week to the ISACA Now Blog, security executive Ravikumar Ramachandran says that recent figures from Gartner indicate that worldwide spending on IT security products and services is shooting up. The current total for 2017 of $86.4 billion represents an increase over last year of 7 percent. It's a good time, in other words to have a solid cybersecurity certification profile already in place, or to start putting one together.


Stock Photo Meme Carried to Its Logical Extreme


Original meme photoHere's a solid bit of IT foolery to end on this week. If you've done anything on Twitter over the past 10 days or so, then there's an excellent chance that you recognize the people in the photo to the right. If you haven't dropped by recently, then you may not know everything there is to know about them. Not in the boring, real-world "this is the name of the photographer, this is how people on Twitter are using the photo" sense. Come on. The good people at Certification Magazine have a little more imagination than that. Someone with a sense of humor raided the stock archive (Getty Images) that produced the photo that launched a thousand memes and found the inevitable dozens of additional photos featuring the same couple. They've arranged this trove into an amusing pictorial blow-by-blow that will put a smile on the face of even the most jaded and meme-savvy surfer.


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