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CAP® - Why Certify

People Are the Key to a Secure Organization

Today’s utilization of technology does not ensure the safety of information assets for tomorrow. Instead, technology must be dutifully monitored and validated against changing security requirements triggered by emerging threats.

In recognition of this need, employers are demanding qualified information systems security authorization personnel. (ISC)²’s CAP credential ensures an employer that these professionals possess the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to effectively monitor and evaluate a company’s security risks and requirements today and for the future.

Benefits of the CAP for You

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of information security
  • Confirms commitment to profession
  • Offers a career differentiator, with enhanced credibility and marketability
  • Affords you exclusive benefits as an (ISC)² member, including valuable resources such as peer networking and idea exchange
  • Indicates that certified information security professionals earn a worldwide average of 25% more than their non-certified counterparts, according to the Global
  • Information Security Workforce Study
  • Fulfills government and organization requirements for information security certification mandates

Benefits of the CAP for Your Employer

  • Positions candidates on a level playing field as (ISC)² certifications are recognized globally
  • Provides increased credibility for your organization when working with vendors and contractors
  • Empowers employees with a universal language, circumventing ambiguity with industry-accepted terms and practices
  • Validates commitment and years of experience gained in the industry
  • Requires Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to ensure that personnel keep their skills current
  • Satisfies certification mandate requirements for service providers or subcontractors

Download the (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study     

  • Hiring managers ranked employee competence and quality of work as the top two reasons to hire a credentialed professional.  
  • Nearly 90% of information security hiring managers ranked security certifications as important when selecting a candidate for a position.  
  • New threats stemming from mobile devices, the cloud, and social media.  
  • Salary increases reported in three out of five respondents.

Download the Entire Study.