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The Power of Certifications in Legal

Part Two of a Two-Part Article

Professionals in e-discovery and privacy, including lawyers, are hungry for growth opportunities and may be ripe to transition into certain security-centric positions; however, the security job landscape is far more expansive and far less commoditized than ESI or privacy — for now. Part Two provides a road map for how certifications can assist an individual or an organization in reinventing, repurposing, creating or maintaining cybersecurity talents.

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In Part One, we delved deep into the value proposition and formidable dominance of the IAPP certification portfolio in privacy as well as ACEDS coupled with Relativity’s certification stack in e-discovery. Certification dominance is much more elusive and the value of certifications far more open to opinion in the information protection and cybersecurity community. Cybersecurity is estimated to become a $170B industry by 2020, eclipsing the projected growth of e-discovery 10 times over. Professionals in e-discovery and privacy, including lawyers, are hungry for growth opportunities and may be ripe to transition into certain security-centric positions; however, the security job landscape is far more expansive and far less commoditized than ESI or privacy — for now.

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