Monday, 3 February 2014

What you'll learn on the CISM course


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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a top credential for IT security professionals specialising in managing, developing and overseeing information security systems and for developing best organisational security practices. The credential suits the needs of IT security professionals with enterprise level security management responsibilities.

CISM certified professionals have advanced and proven skills in:
  • Security Risk Management
  • Program Development and Management
  • Governance and Incident Management
  • Responding to Incidents
CISM credential holders must agree to the CISM Code of Professional Ethics, pass the examination, possess at least five years of security experience and submit a written application to qualify.

What CISM gives you

Organisations and government agencies increasingly recognise, require and expect their Information Security and Information Technology professionals to hold CISM certification, because it:
  • Demonstrates your understanding of the bigger picture, i.e. the relationship between an information security program and general business objectives
  • Distinguishes you as having not only the information security expertise, but also the knowledge and experience in developing and managing an information security program
  • Is considered essential to on-going education, career progression and value delivery to enterprises
  • Provides the organisation with a certification for Information Security Management that is recognised by multinational clients and enterprises, lending credibility to the yourself as well as your organisation

As a CISM, you’ll be able to:
  • Identify critical issues and tailor organisation-specific practices to support the governance of information and related technologies
  • Oversee and direct information security activities to execute the information security program
  • Develop and manage a capability to respond to and recover from disruptive and destructive information security events
  • Design, develop and manage an information security program(me) to implement the information security governance framework
To learn more about the benefits of CISM, watch the following short video featuring CISM certified IT professionals: 



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