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Certified Information Systems Security Professional

By Bisk
Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Many companies are now requiring IT professionals to be certified in order to measure skills and demonstrate successful job performance. Certification programs have now established the standards for the global IT industry, and though most IT careers can lead to rapid advancement and high pay, if you have been certified you can have an advantage over competition.

The most important skills needed by today’s computer security professionals can be validated by having an International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or ( ISC)certification.

Security professional positions such as Network Security Specialist, Senior Security Engineer, Information Security Manager or a Chief Security Officer can benefit from CISSP® certification training. CISSP is a vendor-neutral certification that is globally recognized by major computer vendors, resellers and distributors.

To qualify to be a CISSP, applicants are required to subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics and have at least five years of direct full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)*. 

8 CBK Domains

  1. Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, Business Continuity)
  2. Asset Security
  3. Security Engineering
  4. Communication and Network Security
  5. Identity and Access Management
  6. Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing and Analyzing Security Testing)
  7. Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery)
  8. Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying and Enforcing Software Security)

As an IT or IS professional, increasing your understanding of risk assessment and security is an ongoing process. Professionals often need up-to-the-minute skills to combat threats, prevent attacks and remedy unanticipated events - and CISSP® certification to back them up. With Villanova University’s Certificate in Information Security Management you can get the skills to satisfy industry demands, and prepare for the certification you want - 100% online.

*Certification requirements are subject to change. Prospects should consult with certifying association for current requirements.

Category: Information Systems Security