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ISC2 is building a Unified Body of Knowledge for the cybersecurity profession – All cybersecurity professionals are invited to participate in this landmark project.

The Unified Body of Knowledge will provide ISC2 members, non-members and the cyber-curious a place to access cybersecurity best practices, innovations, evergreen knowledge, role-specific insights and thought leadership developed by security professionals for security professionals.


Unified Body of Knowledge

The Unified Body of Knowledge will be an accurate, well-sourced and accessible online knowledge base that supports the needs of professionals from beginner to expert.
The Unified Body of Knowledge will transition ISC2 from scheme-dependent ISC2 Common Bodies of Knowledge (CBKs) to a single corpus. It will support ISC2’s knowledge management strategy from foundational to advanced concepts. It will also refresh all current ISC2 CBKs, resulting in:

  • New insights for innovation and the improvement of knowledge management methods
  • Stronger networks to facilitate idea exchange and diversity of thought
  • Retiring dated or obsolete ideas and practices
  • A collaboration boost between ISC2, its members and volunteers


Project Updates

March 2024 – The first Content Advisory Panel workshop was held over three days. CISSPs from seven nations reviewed and commented on the Technical Domain Panel’s results. We saw intercontinental collaboration and innovation as they prepared the content to be released for public review and feedback.

February 2024 – The first Technical Domain Advisory Panel workshop discussed the ISC2 CISSP CBK. This panel reviewed and revised over 700 comprehensive worksheets derived from the initial content. Over 50 CISSPs representing 16 countries collaborated virtually over the course of four weeks.  


Join Us

Interested participants can apply via the ISC2 Volunteer program form by selecting the “Serving on the Technical Domain Advisory Panel” option listed in the “Knowledge Sharing and Content” section. Selected volunteers can earn CPE credits.

Step 1

Log in to your member profile or create an account.

Step 2

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form. Indicate your areas of interest as Technical Advisory Panel, Content Advisory Panel and/or Technical Reviewer.

Step 3

An email with more information will be delivered to your inbox within a week. Become familiar with these documents prior to being accepted:

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Editorial Review Board

The Editorial Review Board is made up of ISC2-certified members who have authored ISC2 CBKs and who will continue their contributions to the profession through developing the Unified Body of Knowledge.

  • Aaron Kraus, CISSP, CCSP
  • Mano Paul, CISSP, CSSLP
  • Joseph Steinberg, ISSAP, ISSMP, CISSP, CSSLP
  • Mike Wills, CISSP, SSCP

Email us at for more information.