CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) covers a variety of subjects relevant to information security. The examination is a comprehensive survey of the knowledge expected of individuals devoted to the security of an organization's information.

Specific topics of CISSP cover:

  • Access Control Systems and Methodology

  • Applications and Systems Development

  • Business Continuity Planning

  • Cryptography

  • Law, Investigation and Ethics

  • Operations Security

  • Physical Security

  • Security Architecture and Models

  • Security Management Practices

  • Telecommunications, Network and Internet Security

CISSP is governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, of (ISC). The CISSP certification is the primary credential over by this group; though if candidates wish to expand their credentials, there are three concentrations beyond the initial requirements of CISSP:

  • Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)

  • Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP)

  • Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP)

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