Accreditation further solidifies ISC2 certifications as the most rigorous and trusted standard for evaluating the expertise of security professionals

Clearwater, FL, May 18, 2021 – ISC2 – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced it is the first cybersecurity certification body in the United States to meet the requirements of AC474, IAS Accreditation Criteria for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons, and complies with ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012 for its entire nine-certification portfolio. ISC2 certifications are also recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the American Council on Education (ACE), the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and many more.

The International Accreditation Service (IAS) is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that provides objective evidence that an organization operates at the highest level of ethical, legal and technical standards. Its programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations.

Accreditation from the IAS lends increased global recognition and credibility to our certifications and provides employers with further reassurance that by hiring ISC2 members, they are getting cybersecurity professionals who have been vetted for practical expertise and knowledge against the most stringent practices in the world.

“IAS accreditation reinforces that the rigor we apply to our exam design and certification maintenance practices is unsurpassed,” said Dr. Casey Marks, chief product officer and vice president, ISC2. “This achievement brings additional value and recognition to current ISC2 members who have earned our certifications. It also serves as reassurance for candidates and employers that certifications like the CISSP lead the market in accreditation of international standards and validation of professional excellence.”

The ISC2 accredited certifications that are now recognized by the IAS include:

For more information on ISC2 cybersecurity certifications, please visit: To review a full list of accreditations and endorsements conferred upon ISC2, please visit:

About ISC2

ISC2 is the world’s leading member organization for cybersecurity professionals, driven by our vision of a safe and secure cyber world. Our more than 600,000 members, candidates and associates around the globe are a force for good, safeguarding the way we live. Our award-winning certifications – including cybersecurity’s premier certification, the CISSP® – enable professionals to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities at every stage of their careers. ISC2 strengthens the influence, diversity and vitality of the cybersecurity profession through advocacy, expertise and workforce empowerment that accelerates cyber safety and security in an interconnected world. Our charitable foundation, The Center for Cyber Safety and Education, helps create more access to cyber careers and educate those most vulnerable. Learn more and get involved at Connect with us on X, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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