NSA certification in works

The National Security Agency plans to require a new credential of its staff and contractors working in information security.

The nonprofit International Information Systems Security Consortium Inc. in Framingham, Mass., won a five-year contract with NSA's Information Assurance Directorate to develop and administer the new Information Systems Security Engineering Professional credential. It will focus on the technical knowledge required of government information systems security engineers.

The "National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace," published by the White House in February, highlighted the need for highly trained information security personnel and for private-sector support for professional cybersecurity certifications.

The new certification extends the Certified Information Systems Security Professional credential, which the consortium offers to information security professionals with four years cumulative work experience. People must hold this credential in order to take the exam for the new one.


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