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CISSP vs. CCISP creating confusion for certification holders Print E-mail
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Source: SearchSecurity - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security Some holders of the security industry's much vaunted Certified Information Systems Security Professional [CISSP] certification are worried their hard-earned credential will lose its cache with the introduction of another, similar sounding designation awarded to those guarding critical infrastructure networks. That certification, awarded by the Critical Infrastructure Institute, is known informally as the CCISP.

"I am strongly concerned that the acronym is too close to the CISSP," said J.P. Vossen, a CISSP and integration manager for Counterpane Internet Security. "Having been a CISSP since the late '90s, I can attest firsthand that many in the business world already have trouble keeping the acronym straight, and this new one is only going to make matters worse."

Those seeking the newer credential must meet minimum requirements, including being employed at least three years in critical infrastructure, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or other high-availability environments. Candidates also must pass a background check because of the sensitive nature of the class material and undergo cert renewals every two years through earning credits. The CISSP, by contrast, now requires four years in the field and examines candidates' knowledge on a wider breadth of subjects. It also requires members to undergo continuous education to maintain good standing.

Read this full article at SearchSecurity

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