What We Do at ISC2
A safe and secure cyber world.
Our hyper-connected digital world offers extraordinary possibilities for people and societies to thrive. However, those same possibilities create opportunities for bad actors to threaten our data, our resources, our identities and even our political processes. ISC2 is the world’s leading member association for cybersecurity professionals. Our more than 500,000 members, candidates and associates are leading the cybersecurity profession and safeguarding the way we live.
ISC2 strengthens the influence, diversity and vitality of the field through advocacy, expertise and workforce empowerment that accelerates cyber safety and security in an interconnected world.
ISC2’s premier cybersecurity certifications – including the renowned CISSP – enable professionals to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities to employers. They also provide confidence to organizations and government agencies around the world that individuals earning our certifications have what it takes to secure their critical assets.
We are dedicated to our members and the public and to delivering on our mission. ISC2 brings a human approach to cybersecurity.
Heading into the Future
From our first days in 1989 at the dawn of the internet age, a small forward-looking group of information security professionals recognized, before all others, the role that security would play in the rapid adoption of innovative new technologies. They established the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2) to nurture an emerging new profession with the expertise, standards and ethical practices necessary to secure our economies, nations and personal lives.
ISC2 is established as a nonprofit body
Certification success takes us to 10,000 members worldwide
CISSP achieves ANAB accreditation and ISO 17024
Safe and Secure Online Program launches, helping members educate their communities about cybersecurity
CSSLP launches for software and application developers
Our certified member base expands to 50,000 worldwide
CGRC launches (originally known as CAP), for members specializing in governance, risk and compliance (GRC)
CCSP launches in response to the security needs around the rapid adoption of cloud services
Membership surges to 150,000 associates and members worldwide
CC launches, affirming our commitment to bringing more people into the cybersecurity profession
ISC2 Candidate program established to help more people enter the cybersecurity field
One Million in Cybersecurity pledge offers free CC exams and training to 1 million people
The ISC2 community surpasses 500,000 members, associates and candidates