(ISC)²: The World’s Leading Cybersecurity and IT Security Professional Organization
You face immense pressure to stay ahead of attacks and up-to-date in our ever-changing security profession. But you aren’t alone.
(ISC)² is an international, nonprofit membership association for information security leaders like you. We’re committed to helping our members learn, grow and thrive. More than 125,000 certified members strong, we empower professionals who touch every aspect of information security.
How can we help you make an impact in your career and advance our industry? Through our globally recognized certifications. Our vast networking and collaboration opportunities. Our professional development and leadership tools.
We’re also committed to educating the general public through our support of The Center for Cyber Safety and Education. Because we get it. Protecting information is everyone’s job — not just IT’s job!
Join us in our vision of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.
(ISC)² is here to support you with the skills, resources and security solutions you need to build your career and better our society.
Learn why you should join our cyber and IT security professional organization.
History Of (ISC)²
(ISC)² was founded in 1989. Our founders saw the need for standardization and certification in the cybersecurity industry.
Since then, our founders and members have been shaping the information security profession.
1988 : The Consortium was Formed “The Consortium” was formed among several professional organizations to create a global
information security certification process for professionals and to address the need for standardized curriculum for the
burgeoning profession. A series of strategy and planning meetings were held at Idaho State University and in Salt Lake
City starting in November. The initial groups that joined together to form (ISC)² included: the Canadian Information
Processing Society, the Computer Security Institute, the Data Processing Management Association (two special interest
groups), Idaho State University, the Information Systems Security Association, and the International Federation for
Benefits of (ISC)² Certification
Distinguish Yourself With Globally-Recognized Certifications
(ISC)² information security certifications are recognized as the global standard for excellence. They allow you to prove
your expertise and highlight your skill mastery. And for employers, having certified employees means your organization is
better prepared to protect your critical information assets and infrastructures.
(ISC)² created and maintains the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) on which the certifications are based. The CBK defines
global industry standards and best practices in information security.
You work in a world where you always have to stay one step ahead. So do we. We were honored to be the first information security certifying body to meet the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024. (This is a global benchmark for certifying people.)
To date, many of our certifications — including the CISSP, CCSP and SSCP— have been accredited against this standard.
Our Members: Elite Cybersecurity Professionals
Do You Have What It Takes?
Our members represent an elite, global network of information security professionals. They are top experts in their fields.
They’re dedicated to the highest ethical standards and best practices.
Our members work for governments and highly respected companies around the world. Through certification, they show
superior competency. They’ve devoted themselves to making the cyber world a safer place for all.
Connect With Members All Over the World:
We are more than 125,000 members strong. Our cyber and IT security professionals work in critical cyber, information,
software and infrastructure positions all over the world.
JOB ROLES OF (ISC)² Certification
Make a Far-Reaching Impact
The professionals who make up our (ISC)² community play a vital role. They not only protect the organizations they serve, but they also
help keep society safe. And they’re in high demand as organizations place more importance on information security.
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Our members serve as:
- Chief Security Officers
- Chief Information Officers
- Systems and Network Administrators
- Chief Technology Officers
- Security Managers
- Systems Integrators
- Chief Risk Officers
- Systems Engineers
(ISC)² Has Members All Over the World
(ISC)² members work in critical cyber, information, software, IT and infrastructure security positions all over the globe.
Our mission is to support these valuable, highly skilled professionals throughout their careers by providing them with industry
information, vast networking and collaboration opportunities, and professional development tools.