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CCFPSM - Certified Cyber Forensics Professional

Leadership for the Field of Cyber Forensics

The evolving field of cyber forensics requires professionals who understand far more than just hard drive or intrusion analysis. The field requires CCFP professionals who demonstrate competence across a globally recognized common body of knowledge that includes established forensics disciplines as well as newer challenges, such as mobile forensics, cloud forensics, anti-forensics, and more.

The CCFP credential indicates expertise in forensics techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete and reliable digital evidence admissible to a court of law. It also indicates the ability to apply forensics to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response. In other words, the CCFP is an objective measure of excellence valued by courts and employers alike.

Who should obtain the CCFP credential?

CCFP addresses more experienced cyber forensics professionals who already have the proficiency and perspective to effectively apply their cyber forensics expertise to a variety of challenges. In fact, many new CCFP professionals likely hold one or more other digital forensics certifications.

Given the varied applications of cyber forensics, CCFP professionals can come from an array of corporate, legal, law enforcement, and government occupations, including:

  • Digital Forensic Examiners in law enforcement to support criminal investigations
  • Cybercrime and Cybersecurity professionals working in the public or private sectors
  • Computer Forensic Engineers & Managers working in corporate information security
  • Digital Forensic and E-Discovery Consultants focused on litigation support
  • Cyber Intelligence Analysts working for Defense/Intelligence agencies
  • Computer Forensic Consultants working for management or specialty consulting firms.

Confirm Your Professional Standing

For those who qualify, the CCFP exam will test their competence in the six CCFP domains of the (ISC) CBK®, which cover:

  • Legal and Ethical Principles
  • Investigations
  • Forensic Science
  • Digital Forensics
  • Application Forensics
  • Hybrid and Emerging Technologies

Candidates must have a four-year college degree leading to a Baccalaureate, or regional equivalent, plus three years of cumulative paid full-time digital forensics or IT security experience in three out of the six domains of the credential.

Those candidates who do not hold a four-year college degree leading to a Baccalaureate, or regional equivalent, must have six years of cumulative paid full-time digital forensics or IT security experience in three out of the six domains of the credential. Candidates without the required degree may receive a one-year professional experience waiver for holding an alternate forensics certification on the (ISC)² approved list.

For more information on the CCFP credential, download the CCFP Brochure.

Don't yet have the necessary experience? If you're working on building your experience right now, you may earn the Associate of (ISC)² designation by passing the required CCFP examination.  


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