What are CIS professional certifications, and what can they do for you?
In a world fraught with personal and corporate financial insecurity, the need for skilled and knowledgeable business professionals has never been greater. Compliance with local and international laws and industry regulations have raised the bar for professional business practices expected of organizations, which have in turn increased the need for professionals who know how to help organizations fulfill and document compliance with the new laws and regulations. Establishing and maintaining a solid risk-based approach to managing information security, business continuity/disaster recovery, and fraud control is no longer simply a good thing for organizations to do. Today, regulators demand it.
Your experience in the field is an important component of your value to an employer. But experience isn’t enough. Employers need something quantifiable and verifiable to show them you have the expertise they need. Certification by a respected accreditation organization is becoming indispensable to the business professional.
Positions in many large corporations and governmental agencies worldwide now require certification, and credentialed practitioners have a higher earning potential and greatly expanded career opportunities.Moreover, being certified makes a statement about who you are. You’ll be recognized as a knowledgeable, serious, dedicated professional – part of a globally recognized family of business professionals. For over 10 years, Certified Information Security has trained business professionals to:
- Control internal fraud and abuse.
- Secure information according to international best practices and stakeholder expectations.
- Plan, deploy, maintain, and improve business continuity and disaster recovery management according to international best practices to ensure that critical business processes can survive disruptive events, and are restored within recovery time objectives.
With the proper training and certification by Certified Information Security, you can illustrate to employers your documented and proven expertise to fulfil new and urgent needs in each of these three critical areas.
|Certified Information Security strictly follows the ISO 17024 standard's requirements for professional certification bodies, and is now in the final review process for ISO 17024 certification.|
Benefits of Certification
Being a member of CIS says a lot about who you are, which is, after all, a consummate professional in a world fraught with security threats, including fraud incidents and other business disruptions. Certification gives you the backing, the education, the colleagues, the networking system, and the power to face these threats head on.
With CIS certification, you’ll be part of a globally recognized family of information professionals. You’ll have access to our full spectrum of global resources, inside informational activities, private forums and peer networking, mentoring and sponsoring, research and teaching, and a wealth of ongoing information security, fraud control, and business continuity management opportunities at your fingertips.
When you become an CIS credential holder, you may take advantage of these and other benefits:
- Job and Resume Postings
Search job postings and post your resume on our Career Tools site.
- Discounts on select Industry Conferences
CIS members may receive discounts on industry conferences. Be sure to check our Events Web page for these opportunities.
- CIS Receptions/Networking Opportunities
Network with your peers – an elite group of professionals. CIS hosts receptions at notable industry conferences to offer networking opportunities to members, as well as provide a venue for sharing industry news and information on CIS. Members also have the chance to meet and share their feedback with CIS board members and staff.
- Affiliated Local Interest Group (ALIG) Program
This program was designed to meet the peer networking and professional growth needs of our members and other information security professionals.
- Online Forum
CIS offers various online forums to foster the networking and exchange of information and ideas among certified members. The forums are restricted to CIS members.