Professional Associations and Certifications

Associations are great information sources for security specialists and their employers. And certifications in various professional specialties can be helpful as evidence of knowledge and experience in security specialties.

Links to Web information and services you may find useful:

Security Related Associations:

ASIS International - ASIS (emphasis on physical security management and specialties)

Intl Information System Security Certification Consortium - (ISC)2

ISACA- ISACA (Information Systems Audit)

Security Industry Association - SIA

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners- ACFE

The Institute of Internal Auditors- IIA


Certified Information Systems Security Professional - CISSP

Certified Information Systems Auditor - CISA

Certified Information Security Manager - CISM

RSA Certified Security Professional- RCSP

GIAC IT Security and Audit Essentials - GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, etc.

Certified Ethical Hacker- CEH

CompTIA - Security+