The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation gives recognition to passers of the computer security examination pre-set by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC) 2. The (ISC) 2 is a non-profit organization made up of information experts who provide standard information security to vast clients from different industries. Furthermore, the CISSP is a licensed information security credential recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). CISSP passers should exhibit an aptitude for information security to be employed as middle and senior-grade managers who are not Senior Security Engineers, CSOs, nor CISOs. For practical purposes, the (ISC)2 provides additional incentives to its CISSPs such as continuous education, node networking, seminars & trainings, job opportunities, vocalization and volunteerism breaks, and widespread industry affiliation.
What is the advantage of becoming CISSP certified? A CISSP certified IT employee is able to commit professionally to security administration of information. In addition, the heightened demand for information security professionals offers a distinct advantage with regards to career options to CISSP certified people. However, the advantage of being a CISSP to an enterprise is that it allows an extensive opportunity for inclusive networking with the best information security solutions providers in industries throughout the world.
There are three main concentrations for CISSP presently offered by (ISC) 2 such as ISSAP, ISSEP, and ISSMP. The ISSAP concentrates on the architecture of information security which obliges candidates to possess acceptable CISSP credentials, ISSAP examination results, and a 2-yr immersion in architecture experience. Similarly, ISSMP candidates must have an acceptable CISSP credential, ISSMP examination results, and 2 years of management experience in information security. On the other hand, the ISSEP concentrates on the engineering aspect of information security to qualify, a candidate has to have acceptable CISSP credential and ISSEP examination results.