by CIO Staff

Information Security Credential Approved by ISO

May 17, 20061 min
Security reports that a credential for information security engineers has received accreditation from the International Organization for Standardizations (ISO), the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium said today.

According to Lynn McNulty, director of government services at (ISC)2, the ISSEP certification now complies with ANSI/ISO/International Electrotechnical Commission 17024 standard, which sets internationally recognized benchmarks for the educational principles and integrity of examination processes and the organizational structure of credentialing organizations.

ISSEP is an extension of (ISC)2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification, and provides extra training in four areas of information security engineering that the standard CISSP certification does not include.

“The latest accreditation will allow more Department of Defense workers to have the ISSEP credential,” McNulty told the press.

According to Roy Swift, ANSI’s program director for certification accreditation, ISSEP is the third (ISC)2 certification to get ISO 17024 certification. Its CISSP and Systems Security Certified Practitioner certifications also comply.

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Compiled by Paul Kerstein