|There is quite a bit of confusion over what professional certificates one should hold or even aspire to and there is also confusion over the various accrediting bodies, skills frameworks and how these all relate to each other. This web page, with its' attached PDF documents, aims to simplify the view of the industry and provide guidance to new entrants and existing practitioners alike. What are the latest certification tracks or learning pathways? What is my existing 'Skills Profile'? What are my skills gaps? What training should I be taking to fill those skills gaps in order to get that specific job role?|
Here you will find the answers and gain some clarity about how this all fits together.
The Information Assurance Landscape
The national technical authority for Information Assurance, C.E.S.G., has been working with industry and accrediting bodies towards professionalising the Information Assurance industry, starting with the Public Sector. The resulting CESG Certified Professional (CCP) Scheme provides a means of independent assessment and verification for those working in Information Assurance (IA). The scheme provides IA specialists with an independent assessment of their IA skills and experience demonstrating that they can carry out their role effectively and deliver a consistent high standard of IA. It also provides those working in IA with a clearly defined career development path. At the end of September 2013, CESG announced that the CCP scheme had been expanded and is now available to the private sector. The CCP certifications are valid for three years and provide a CESG approved benchmark of skills, knowledge and expertise in cyber security. Find out more about the CESG Certified Professional (CCP) Scheme. The CCP scheme is run by three independent certification bodies, appointed and audited by CESG: the British Computer Society (BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT), the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and APMG.
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We would welcome any feedback or comments on these documents as we will update them regularly with the latest developments.