Creating and staffing a network security program is a major headache for network security professionals. Everyone wants highly qualified professionals that can contribute to the team on day one, but how do you identify people with the skillsets you need? One way, of course, is to look for people who hold a network security certification, but how do you know which certifications align with the job you’re hiring for? The consequences of building your team incorrectly can be severe. First, let’s look at the basics.