What You'll Learn

The relevant issues of compliance, policies and procedures and managerial administration, are all required components to establish needed frameworks for operational efficiencies within many IT organizations. The growing need to manage the intellectual property and eliminate risk within companies play vital roles regarding the overall strength and stability of businesses, institutions and organizations.

Major driving forces are requiring standardization and parity among workforce skill-sets in order to insure and provide assurance within the Information Technology and Information Assurance disciplines of those who are responsible for the intellectual property sector. This sector, far exceeds what most individuals consider data or property.

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has developed the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification for seasoned managers in the field of Information Security. This certification emphasizes proficiency relevant to risk and security management with emphasis on technical, assessment and design criteria. The purpose of the CISM is to define and demonstrate the core competencies and international standards of performance which should be expected as skill-sets for qualified information security managers.

The desire to become a CISM demonstrates the individual desire to improve one’s current technical knowledge and skill-set while positioning for career advancement and corporate/organizational excellence. Achieving added credentials are benchmarks, which employers recognize as areas of high achievement and superb professional identity. The CISM certification is also recognized world-wide. The fields of IT governance, risk management, program development, program management and incident management and response are all experiencing market demand which will be met by qualified CISM candidates.

The Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification program is developed specifically for experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities. The CISM certification is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and/or assesses an enterprise's information security system(IS).  The CISM job practice also defines a global job description for the information security manager and a method to measure existing staff or compare prospective new hires.