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SSCP® - Why Certify

Without the Right People, No Organization is Secure

Attacks on organizations’ information assets continue to escalate while attackers also refine and improve their tactics. Employers know that the best way to combat these assaults starts with qualified information security staff armed with appropriate practices and controls. Easier said than done.

That’s why organizations and professionals, across the globe, turn to (ISC)²®, the only not-for-profit body charged with maintaining, administering and certifying information security professionals via the compendium of industry best practices known as the (ISC)² CBK® -- the premier resource for information security professionals worldwide.

How SSCP Certification Helps the Professional

  • Demonstrates proven technical ability gained through hands-on operational experience or technical roles 
  • Confirms breadth and depth of hands-on technical knowledge expected by employers, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more 
  • Bolsters standing career and offers a differentiator, with enhanced credibility and marketability for desirable opportunities 
  • Indicates commitment to the field and ongoing relevancy through continuing professional education and understanding of the most current best practices 
  • As a member of (ISC)², provides access to valuable career resources, such as networking and ideas exchange with peers

How SSCP Certification Helps the Enterprise

  • Strengthens security posture with qualified practitioners who have proven hands-on technical ability to competently handle day-to-day responsibilities to secure the organization’s data
  • Increases organizational understanding and implementation of best practices, as indicated by the (ISC)² CBK, the premier resource for information security professionals worldwide 
  • Improves information security coherence across the organization with practitioners that speak the same language across disciplines and have cross-department perspective 
  • Increases organizational integrity in the eyes of clients and other stakeholders 
  • Enables access to a network of global industry and subject matter/domain experts 
  • Satisfies certification mandate requirements for service providers and subcontractors 
  • Ensures practitioners stay current on emerging and changing technologies, and security issues related to these technologies through the continuing professional education requirements