About (ISC)²

Inspire. Secure. Certify.

Headquartered in the United States and with offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai, and an authorized China agency in Beijing, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®, is the global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals throughout their careers. We are recognized for Gold Standard certifications and world class education programs.
We provide vendor-neutral education products, career services, and Gold Standard credentials to professionals in more than 160 countries. We take pride in our reputation built on trust, integrity, and professionalism. And we’re proud of our membership – an elite network that has over 110,000 certified industry professionals worldwide.

Our Vision

Inspire a safe and secure cyber world.

Our Mission

Support and provide members and constituents with credentials, resources, and leadership to address cyber, information, software and infrastructure
security to deliver value to society.

History of (ISC)²

With over 25 years of service, we reflect on the achievements of our founders and members and how they’ve shaped the information security profession. 

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The (ISC)² CBK®

(ISC)² develops and maintains the (ISC)² CBK, a compendium of information security topics. The CBK is a critical body of knowledge that defines global industry standards, serving as a common framework of terms and principles that our credentials are based upon and allows professionals worldwide to discuss, debate, and resolve matters pertaining to the field. Subject matter experts continually review and update the CBK.

Certification Programs

Universally recognized as the Gold Standard in information security certifications, our credentials are essential to both individuals and employers for the seamless safety and protection of information assets and infrastructures.

ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard RequirementsOur Value

(ISC)² was the first information security certifying body to meet the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for personnel certification. To date, the CAP, CSSLP, SSCP, CISSP and the CISSP concentrations have been accredited against this standard, making (ISC)² credentials a must-have among professionals and employers. 

Code of Ethics

To safeguard the professionalism of the information security industry and the integrity and longevity of our credentials, we require all our members and candidates to subscribe to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics. All information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. 

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

All (ISC)² credential holders must earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits throughout the life of their certification. This ensures our members are continually adding to their depth of knowledge in the field and keeping current with all new developments. CPE credits can be earned in a variety of ways, including (ISC)²’s own events, as well as industry events, conferences, and volunteering… just to name a few.

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