About the (ISC)² CBK®

The (ISC)² CBK is a taxonomy - a collection of topics relevant to information security professionals around the world. The (ISC)² CBK establishes a common framework of information security terms and principles which allows information security professionals worldwide to discuss, debate, and resolve matters pertaining to the profession with a common understanding.

(ISC)² was established in 1989, in part, to aggregate, standardize, and maintain the (ISC)² CBK for information security professionals worldwide.

Domains from the (ISC)² credentials are drawn from various topics within the (ISC)² CBK. (ISC)² uses the CBK domains to assess a candidate's level of mastery of the most critical domains of the practice of information security.

The (ISC)² CBK, from which the (ISC)² credentials are drawn, is updated annually by the (ISC)² CBK Committee to reflect the most current and relevant topics required to practice the profession of information security.

(ISC)² CBK Review Seminars are designed to provide candidates with an overview of the many topics within the domains which comprise the individual (ISC)² credentials.