About (ISC)²

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(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 general public through our charitable foundation - The Center for Cyber Safety and Education Follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook

Our Vision

Inspire a safe and secure cyber world.

Our Mission

Support and provide members and constituents with credentials, resources, and leadership to address cyber, information, software and infrastructure security to deliver value to society.

History of (ISC)²

With over 25 years of service, we reflect on the achievements of our founders and members and how they've shaped the information security profession.

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The (ISC)² CBK®

(ISC)² develops and maintains the (ISC)² CBK, a compendium of information security topics. The CBK is a critical body of knowledge that defines global industry standards, serving as a common framework of terms and principles that our credentials are based upon and allows professionals worldwide to discuss, debate, and resolve matters pertaining to the field. Subject matter experts continually review and update the CBK.

Certification Programs

Universally recognized as the Gold Standard in information security certifications, our credentials are essential to both individuals and employers for the seamless safety and protection of information assets and infrastructures.

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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

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Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

Logo CSSLP Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
Logo CCFP Certified Cyber Forensic Professional (CCFP)
Logo HCISPP HealthCare Information Security Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)
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Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP)


Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP)


Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)

Our Value

ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard Requirements

(ISC)² was the first information security certifying body to meet the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for personnel certification. To date, the CAP, CSSLP, SSCP, CISSP and the CISSP concentrations have been accredited against this standard, making (ISC)² credentials a must-have among professionals and employers. 

Code of Ethics

To safeguard the professionalism of the information security industry and the integrity and longevity of our credentials, we require all our members and candidates to subscribe to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics. All information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. 

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

All (ISC)² credential holders must earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits throughout the life of their certification. This ensures our members are continually adding to their depth of knowledge in the field and keeping current with all new developments. CPE credits can be earned in a variety of ways, including (ISC)²’s own events, as well as industry events, conferences, and volunteering… just to name a few.

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