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CISSP® - Why Certify?

People are the Key to a Secure Organization

Technological solutions alone cannot protect an organization's critical information assets. Employers demanding qualified information security staff give their organizations a leading edge by providing the highest standard of security for their customers', employees', stakeholders' and organizational information assets. (ISC)²®, the only not-for-profit body charged with maintaining, administering and certifying information security professionals via the compendium of industry best practices, the (ISC)² CBK®, is the premier resource for information security professionals worldwide.

Benefits of the CISSP for Professionals

  • 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 CISSP for Employers

  • Positions candidates on a level playing field as (ISC)² certifications are recognized internationally 
  • 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

Highlights include:

  • 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 managersranked 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 


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April 3, 2015
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