InfoSec World 2008: (ISC)2 core credentials meet the global standards for certification

(ISC)2 announced that its Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) and Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP) have been accredited by the International Organization for Standardizations’ (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). With this latest accreditation, all core credentials offered by (ISC)2 are now recognized as meeting internationally recognized standards in professional certifications.

The ISSMP serves as an area of concentration of (ISC)2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and is designed for the information security / assurance / risk management professional who focuses on enterprise-wide risk management. Those who obtain the ISSMP must demonstrate competence in five domains of the CBK and must be a CISSP in good standing.

The CAP was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State in response to requirements contained in the U.S. Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and is the only credential for the professional involved in the certification and accreditation process in the public sector and risk management / mitigation in the private sector. Requiring two years of experience in the certification and accreditation process, CAP candidates must demonstrate understanding of the purpose of certification, how to initiate the system authorization process, and the various phases involved in the certification and accreditation process.

CISSPs who are interested in obtaining the ISSMP credential or candidates interested in obtaining the CAP credential can contact (ISC)2 at +1-866-462-4777 (toll-free within the U.S.), +1.703.891.6781 or

ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 establishes a national and global benchmark for the certification of personnel. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups to both the ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

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