Now recognised as one of the most widely accepted certifications in
information security, Certified Information Systems Security Professional
(CISSP) is acknowledged globally. Granted by the International Information
System Security Certification Consortium (ISC²), the qualification aims to
focus on the wider coverage of information security, as opposed to just
With a broad curriculum, individuals wanting to become certified are required to have knowledge in security and risk management, communication and access management and software development security, amongst other areas.
In addition to the examination, those wishing to become accredited by the ISC² must also have a minimum of five years working full-time in security work using the (ISC)². However, once awarded the CISSP, additional certifications are possible.
Jobs that will need a CISSP include: