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(ISC)² Supports Credential Transparency by Partnering with New Online Global Registry

Clearwater, FL, Dec. 8, 2017, — (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced it partnered with Credential Engine, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting transparency and credential literacy in the marketplace.


Credential Engine released a first-of-its-kind centralized credential data platform, the Credential Registry, as well as a free prototype search application – Credential Finder – to enable easy search of a wide array of professional credentials. To contribute to universal understanding of all credentials, Credential Engine also recently proposed the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL). Once adopted, this common credentialing language will be the first of its kind to become a standard way to search for credentialing information on the Web.


(ISC)² is among the first 50 credentialing organizations to participate in the Credential Registry by listing the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification. The CISSP is among the world’s most widely recognized cybersecurity certifications. 


“The cybersecurity workforce is facing a 1.8 million worker shortfall by 2022, so recruiting and educating qualified candidates to fill these positions is absolutely critical,” said (ISC)² Vice President of Professional Programs Casey Marks. “By partnering with Credential Engine, we are making it even easier for professionals looking to enter the cybersecurity field to discover all the information they need to know about obtaining the CISSP. Credential Engine is a valuable resource for anyone looking for a simple way to research a wide range of professional credentials, and we support their efforts to create a common, standardized lexicon for credentials.”


(ISC)² will soon make information on more if its cybersecurity certifications available on the Credential Registry. To learn more, visit


About (ISC)²

(ISC)²® is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 125,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the public through our charitable foundation The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information about (ISC)² visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or the (ISC)² Community 

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