The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is the most globally recognized certification in the information security market. CISSP validates an information security professional’s deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization.
The broad spectrum of topics included in the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®) ensures its relevancy across all disciplines in the field of information security.
- Security and Risk Management
- Asset Security
- Security Architecture and Engineering
- Communication and Network Security
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Assessment and Testing
- Security Operations
- Software Development Security
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and apply fundamental concepts and methods related to the fields of information technology and security
- Align overall organizational operational goals with security functions and implementations
- Understand how to protect assets of the organization as they go through their lifecycle
- Understand the concepts, principles, structures, and standards used to design, implement, monitor, and secure operating systems, equipment, networks, applications and those controls used to enforce various levels of confidentiality, integrity, and availability
- Implement system security through the application of security design principles and application of appropriate security control mitigations for vulnerabilities present in common information system types and architectures
- Understand the importance of cryptography and the security services it can provide in today’s digital and information age
- Understand the impact of physical security elements on information system security and apply secure design principles to evaluate or recommend appropriate physical security protections
- Understand the elements that comprise communication and network security coupled with a thorough description of how the communication and network systems function
- List the concepts and architecture that define the associated technology and implementation systems and protocols at Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers 1-7
- Identify standard terms for applying physical and logical access controls to environments related to their security practice
- Appraise various access control models to meet business security requirements
- Name primary methods for designing and validating test and audit strategies that support business requirements
- Enhance and optimize an organization’s operational function and capacity by applying and utilizing appropriate security controls and countermeasures
- Recognize risks to an organization’s operational endeavors and assess specific threats, vulnerabilities, and controls
- Understand the System Lifecycle (SLC) and the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and how to apply security to it; identify which security control(s) are appropriate for the development environment, and assess the effectiveness of software security
- You need at least 5 years of cumulative paid full-time work experience in at least two domains of the CISSP Common Book of Knowledge.
- Getting a 4-year college education degree or a regional equivalent of a CISSP credential from the (ISC)2 approved list. This helps you to satisfy 1 year of the required experience.
- If you don’t have the needed experience to become a CISSP professional, you can become an Associate of (ISC)2 by passing the basic level of the CISSP examination.
- The Associate of (ISC)2 will then get 6 years to earn the 5 years required experience.
- Once you get the certification, you should recertify it after every 3 years. Recertification is accomplished by earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits and paying an annual membership fee.