Salaries rose in 2009 for more than half of some 3,000 security professionals polled by nonprofit certification provider (ISC)2, the organization announced Thursday. The "2010 Career Impact Survey" found that 52.8 percent of respondents received raises last year, while 11 percent saw their paychecks and/or benefits slashed. Just under 5 percent of respondents were laid off. (ISC)2 attributed the results to increasing corporate and government dependence on information security. — DK