CCFP Testimonials

What Are Security and Forensics Experts Saying about the CCFP?  

Read testimonials about the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional credential and the need for this critical knowledge in the information security industry below.

tipton"Digital forensics professionals are becoming more and more essential to the security posture of any organization. The CCFP is a comprehensive, expert-level program that fills a significant void in the digital forensics certification market by validating the depth of senior-level professionals' experience and expertise. It assures credential holders have the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and thinking skills needed to address today's complex cyber forensic challenges."

— W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, Former Executive Director, (ISC)²

"I am honored to witness the birth of this new cyber forensics certification from concept to inception. Throughout my career, from my military service to my work with academia, I came to realize a dire need to provide a vendor-neutral and holistic cyber forensics certification for professionals to pursue. I am pleased to see the availability of CCFP in Korea as the recent cyber attacks in South Korea convinced many practitioners of the importance of cyber forensics experts in legal proceedings."

— Dr. Jae-Woo Lee, Fellow of (ISC)², CISA, CISM, Chair Professor for Graduate School of International Affairs and Information, Dongguk University (South Korea) 

"As part of the CCFP localization team in Korea, I can see the importance of internationally accepted standards of cyber forensic practice. At the same time, we contributed to the customization of the Korean exam to ensure it reflects the appropriate regulations and lexicon in Korea. I am proud to be part of the launch of the CCFP and envision it becoming the global standard for digital forensic professionalism."

— Prof. Jeong Nam Lee, Vice President, Cyber Forensic Professional Association, Korea











"Today, cyber forensics is a discipline in its own right, with its requirement now essential across the digital landscape, including mobile. Given the international nature of cybercrime, it is vital that sound and commonly understood principles in the field be established, that these encompass the entire forensic process — right from discovering and handling evidence to keeping records in a manner that meets the needs of business, law enforcement, and legal communities, and that these principles can be understood across borders. The forensics professional must also be cognizant of laws and rules for evidence handling within the jurisdictions in which they operate. The CCFP has been developed to support both requirements."

— John Colley, Managing Director, (ISC)² EMEA

 "Today, it would seem obvious that it is no longer a question of "if" but "when" a system or network will be breached. The severity and implications of such breaches — scope, financial, legal, etc. — may well rely not only on how well the risks have been mitigated but on how well the resulting costs have been minimized. The domains of information systems security and cyber forensics have long overlapped and have now become interdependent in that they are most effective when professionals are knowledgeable and certified to be proficient in both of those domains."  

— Glenn S. Dardick, Director, Association for Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL) 

"Employing forensics professionals that hold the credibility of a globally accepted and comprehensive certification like (ISC)²'s CCFP provides a strategic advantage for public and private organizations alike. The CCFP validates that their forensics team has a very specialized skill set that empowers them to lead investigations with expertise and accuracy and can act as trusted advisors to other teams throughout the organization." 

— Ken Zatyko, Vice President of Maryland Operations, Assured Information Security