This post is three years old, but I’d like to pose the question to the Lobster’s community to see if the general engineering opinion has changed.
I’m interested in becoming a security resource for my team, and my employer is interested in paying for it. I’m not interested in getting a Masters in cyber security, but I’d like to have more authority behind my voice than “I read a few security books.” Certificates seem like a natural solution to this problem, but I see the following issues:
So Crustaceans, what do you think about security certificates for software engineering? Worth it if company pays for it? Just learn the material and declare myself a security engineer without getting the cert? Go get a masters if I really want to call myself a security engineer?