Malinda Gagnon, CEO, Portland, Maine-based Uprise Partners
CISSP is the gold standard, however proper understanding of network, business operations, DLP, and configuration management trump any certification.
Experience, Critical Thinking More Important
Milton Bartley, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Nashville-based ImageQuest
Personally, I think certifications can be overrated. We are far more interested in experience and critical thinking skills.