In this special section, we look at the impact of certifications in the marketplace and examine how the role of the CSO is shifting as enterprises recognize the position not only as a technical necessity, but a boon to the company profits. Also, we compiled a list of some of the universities designated by the NSA and the DHS as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

This section is sponsored by (ISC)2, Northeastern University, Nova Southeastern University and Western Governors University.