> In your response you stated your would hope that this is the case. Is it??
> Office politics should not even into the equation since that takes away
> from the endless effort of learning and being current in the incredibly
> fast growing field.
True, office politics shouldn't be a part in the equation, but
unfortunately in large corporations they are.. Which brings up another
point, the person you hire as a security expert must be good at
> What type of strong background ?? In what particular aspects of the field
> are your referring to ??
A strong background in the operating systems they're securing, the routers
they're running, they're firewall, and the protocols they're using.
Finding a person with years of experience in each of those is a hard thing
at this point as the field is still fairly new.
While we're figuring out what a security-expert is, let me ask you this
question: How important is a college degree in this field?