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SSCP® - For Businesses

What is the SSCP? 

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is especially designed for network and systems administrators who implement policies, standards, and procedures on the various hardware and software programs for which they are responsible.

(ISC)²® credential holders are part of an experienced group of professionals who openly share their experience, ideas, tools and knowledge so all can benefit. A credentialed practitioner will have a competitive advantage in the labor market, professional recognition and the respect of their colleagues.

How will the SSCP benefit my employees and my organization? 

SSCPs have already gained experience in the industry and have met a minimum educational standard. When you see an (ISC)² credential on a resume you know the candidate is qualified for the position.

  • SSCPs are required to acquire CPE credits every year to maintain their certification. This means that the candidate will continue their education as new challenges manifest themselves, solutions are found and new technologies are developed.  
  • Organizations such as the DOD now require certifications for their information security personnel. If you are a service provider or sub contractor you will need staff with these credentials.
  • SSCP certifications demonstrate a candidate’s knowledge of standards, ability to practice a code of ethics, and willingness to commit to a career in the information security field.
  • The SSCP is an internationally recognized qualification as opposed to a regionally recognized qualification.

Download a brochure to learn more about SSCP

2013 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study

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This year, the GISWS found that the acute shortage of skilled cyber security professionals is having a global economic impact driven by a combination of business conditions, executives not fully understanding the need for security, and an inability to locate enough qualified information security professionals. More than half of the respondents - 56% - feel that their organizations are short staffed. Two-thirds of CISOs reported feeling short staffed as well. The lack of trained and skilled IT security staff is resulting in frequent and costly data breaches - as we see in headlines almost daily. The impact of shortage is felt the greatest on the existing workforce, which is forced to manage a dynamic range of risks, leaving them with a constant barrage of new challenges to address and no downtime.

Check out the trends and issues affecting the Information Security Profession. Download your free copy of the workforce study now.