The vendor-neutral CISSP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage their overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks.
Backed by (ISC)², the globally recognized, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the information security field, the CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024. Not only is the CISSP an objective measure of excellence, but also a globally recognized standard of achievement. The CISSP also meets the requirements under U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 for IAT Level III, IAM Level III, and IASAE Level II positions.
Considered by many in the cybersecurity industry to be the "Gold Standard" of cybersecurity certifications, the CISSP curriculum covers subject matter in a variety of Information Security topics. The CISSP examination is based on what (ISC)² terms the Common Body of Knowledge (or CBK). According to (ISC)², "the CISSP CBK is a taxonomy – a collection of topics relevant to information security professionals around the world. The CISSP CBK establishes a common framework of information security terms and principles that allow information security professionals worldwide to discuss, debate and resolve matters pertaining to the profession with a common understanding."
The CISSP curriculum is divided into eight domains:
Security and Risk Management
Communications and Network Security
Identity and Access Management
Security Assessment and Testing
Software Development Security