Security experts and College Degrees:
>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?
I'd say, as in anything, you can't beat the on-the-job experience. However, in
terms of credibility a degree or some kind of recognised qualification is
essential. That kind of theoretical background along with the practical
is a strong combination.
And let's not forget the 'other' part of going to college - contacts. Contacts
with companies, contemporaries who will later enter relevant companies, professors
with contacts. The whole people network thing.