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:
- Establish and manage effective enterprise risk management programs in conformance with internationally accepted frameworks and best practices.
- 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.
Accreditation of Certifications
The International Risk Management Certification Board (IRMCB) is an independent Non-Governmental Organization accreditation authority that exists to lead and enhance the effective practice of enterprise risk management in conformance with recognized frameworks and standards of best practice such as ISO 31000 and COSO. The scope of IRMCB extends to related integrated risk management systems including:
Certified Information Security is an Authorized Training and Education Center (ATEC) for the International Risk Management Certification Board (IRMCB). CIS certifications are NOT certified and accredited to ISO standard 17024.
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.