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Safeguarding the Enterprise from the Inside Out

Governments manufacture more data than anyone in the world ranging from citizens' records (e.g., Social Security numbers) and proprietary data to military and national security information. The responsibility to maintain and protect these information assets represents one of the most difficult challenges today.

Government information security professionals are often the last line of defense against the theft and illegal use of this important data, which is why it is crucial to employ qualified, knowledgeable personnel. The most effective way to verify expertise, skills and ability within the practice of information security is through education and certification. (ISC)²® is helping governments at all levels around the world do just that.

(ISC)² is the world leader in educating and certifying information security professionals and the first certification body to meet the demanding ISO/IEC Standard 17024, offering the Gold Standard in information security credentials which are now held by 100,000 professionals worldwide.

(ISC)² Delivers Recommendations to U.S. Government Community on Solving the Cyber Workforce’s Acute Skills Gap

During the 10th anniversary gathering of (ISC)²’s U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security (GABCS), (ISC)² officials led a discussion with former and current board members representing CISO-level executives from federal agencies and departments in an effort to gain greater understanding of the underlying challenge facing the federal environment. As a result, (ISC)² developed a series of recommendations that address the following topics:

• ensuring security in the cloud, software, and the supply chain;
• establishing a cyber “special forces” team;
• aligning existing workforce programs such as the Scholarship for Service (SFS) and Centers for Academic Excellence (CAE) programs to the NICE Framework;
• implementing the DoD 8570.01-M model across all government agencies;
• assigning accountability for information security failures to mission and business owners, and recognizing successes; among other recommendations. 

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(ISC)² Education and Certification
Due to the special requirements of government, (ISC)² has affiliates that provide services directly to government personnel, including GSA pricing. These affiliates understand government policy and can assist you in obtaining official (ISC)² education for individuals or even whole classes. More Information.

DoD Directive 8570.1
The U.S. Department of Defense has recognized the critical need for highly-qualified, experienced information assurance personnel. To ensure a knowledgeable and skilled workforce the DoD has taken the necessary steps to develop a directive that involves the credentialing and continuing education of all DoD employees with privileged access to DoD information systems. Read more.

 Post GI Bill 
As a U.S. veteran, you can take advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill to get certified by (ISC)², universally recognized as the Gold Standard in information security certifications. Financial support is provided by the GI Bill to cover the cost of certification, and (ISC)² accepts VA reimbursements for exams. Learn More.

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