International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²

Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)


Credential: Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)  GI Bill resource  ANAB (ANSI) resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²

Renewal Period: 3 years

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2), Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) is an advanced skill level information security certification. CISSP-ISSMP contains deeper managerial elements such as project management, risk management, setting up and delivering a security awareness program, and managing a Business Continuity Planning program. A CISSP-ISSMP establishes, presents, and governs information security policies and procedures that are supportive to overall business goals. Typically, the CISSP-ISSMP certification holder or candidate will be responsible for constructing the framework of the information security department and define the means of supporting the group internally. Candidates must have two years of experience in one or more of the five domains of the CISSP-ISSMP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and hold the CISSP certification.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: CISSP
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²

311 Park Place Blvd
Suite 400
Clearwater, FL  33759

Phone: (866) 331-4722

Fax: (703) 356-7977
Email: communications@isc2.org

Candidate must hold the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing.

Candidate must demonstrate two years of experience in one or more of the five domains of the CISSP-ISSMP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

The Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must subscribe to the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 Code of Ethics.
  • Individuals who pass a CISSP-ISSMP exam must have their qualifications endorsed by another (ISC2) credential holder.

Written Exam

  • Leadership and Business Management (22%)
    • Establish Security’s Role in Organizational Culture, Vision, and Mission
    • Align Security Program with Organizational Governance
    • Define and Implement Information Security Strategies
    • Define and Maintain Security Policy Framework
    • Manage Security Requirements in Contracts and Agreements
    • Oversee Security Awareness and Training Programs
    • Define, Measure, and Report Security Metrics
    • Prepare, Obtain, and Administer Security Budget
    • Manage Security Programs
    • Apply Product Development and Project Management Principles
  • Systems Lifecycle Management (19%)
    • Manage Integration of Security into System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Integrate New Business Initiatives and Emerging Technologies into the Security Architecture
    • Define and Oversee Comprehensive Vulnerability Management Programs (e.g., vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, threat analysis)
    • Manage Security Aspects of Change Control
  • Risk Management (18%)
    • Develop and Manage a Risk Management Program
    • Conduct Risk Assessments (RA)
  • Threat Intelligence and Incident Management (17%)
    • Establish and Maintain Threat Intelligence Program
    • Establish and Maintain Incident Handling and Investigation Program
  • Contingency Management (10%)
    • Oversee Development of Contingency Plans (CP)
    • Guide Development of Recovery Strategies
    • Maintain Business Continuity Plan (BCP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
    • Manage Recovery Process
  • Law, Ethics, and Security Compliance Management (14%)
    • Understand the Impact of Laws that Relate to Information Security
    • Understand Management Issues as Related to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics
    • Validate Compliance in Accordance with Applicable Laws, Regulations, and Industry Best Practices
    • Coordinate with Auditors, and Assist with the Internal and External Audit Process
    • Document and Manage Compliance Exceptions

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)² testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CISSP-ISSMP credential must be renewed every three years by meeting continuing education requirements. All ISC2 certifications also require an annual maintenance fee. More information on Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements and annual maintenance fees can be found on the ISC2 website.

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1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

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10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

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Early Career

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12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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