Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
A current profile of CISMs demonstrates the managerial influence and authority achieved by CISMs within their organisations. The CISM certification promotes international practices and provides executive management with assurance that those earning the designation have the required experience and knowledge to provide effective security management services. 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. Earning the CISM designation distinguishes individuals as qualified information security management professionals with experience and knowledge managing, designing and overseeing an enterprise’s information security. CISM provides the information security professional with an opportunity to build upon existing credentials and provides tangible evidence of career growth. The CISM designation assures employers that their staff have met the current education and experience criteria necessary for successful on-the-job performance. Individuals earning the CISM certification become part of an elite peer network, attaining a one-of-a-kind credential.