The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2006

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession

Yes, it's another alphabet soup to put behind your name that you have to pay for, but I fully believe the program can be rather positive for the industry. Why? Because your certified professionals can command a higher dollar. Why? Because security are more likely to come back to the dealers that they know are properly trained and certified. Why? Because buyers who can be confident of their contractors' skills are more likely to ask them to create more thorough systems.

For an industry that has long been plagued by a lacking of standardization, this move from NICET is applauded for being a step in the right direction.