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Inspire a Safe and Secure Cyber World


(ISC)²: The World’s Leading Cybersecurity Professional Organization

You face immense pressure to stay ahead of attacks and up-to-date in our ever-changing security profession. But you aren’t alone. 

(ISC)² is an international, nonprofit membership association for information security leaders like you. We’re committed to helping our members learn, grow and thrive. Nearly 330,000 members, associates and candidates strong, we empower professionals who touch every aspect of information security.

How can we help you make an impact in your career and advance our industry? Through our globally recognized certifications. Our vast networking and collaboration opportunities. Our Professional Development Institute and leadership tools. 

We’re also committed to educating the general public through our support of The Center for Cyber Safety and Education. Because we get it. Protecting information is everyone’s job — not just IT’s job!

Join us in our vision of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.


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Distinguish Yourself With Globally-Recognized Certifications

(ISC)² information security certifications are recognized as the global standard for excellence. They allow you to prove your expertise and highlight your skill mastery. And for employers, having certified employees means your organization is better prepared to protect your critical information assets and infrastructures.

(ISC)² created and maintains the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) on which the certifications are based. The CBK defines global industry standards and best practices in information security.

Certification Programs


You work in a world where you always have to stay one step ahead. So do we. We were honored to be the first information security certifying body to meet the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024. (This is a global benchmark for certifying people.)

All of our certifications have been accredited against this standard.

Association Governance

(ISC)² is a United States 501(c)(6) nonprofit professional corporation. It was established to develop a program and common body of knowledge for the certification of cybersecurity professionals, and it has since expanded to support its members’ professional development and advocating for the continued growth, ethical best practices and health of the profession. (ISC)² operates under the authority and direction of the (ISC)² Board of Directors.

Learn more about (ISC)² governance.

Code of Ethics

Honor and duty. They’re fundamental parts of an information security career. And they’re fundamental parts of being a member of a (ISC)².

If you’re interested in becoming a member of our cybersecurity professional organization, you need to subscribe to our (ISC)² Code of Ethics. It safeguards the professionalism of the information security industry. It also protects the integrity of our credentials.

  • Our Code Our Code

    All information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that such certification is a privilege. It must be both earned and maintained.  

    In support of this principle, all (ISC)² members are required to commit to fully support this Code of Ethics (the "Code").

    (ISC)² members who intentionally or knowingly violate any provision of the Code will be subject to action by a peer review panel. This may result in the revocation of certification.

    If you observe any actions by an (ISC)² member that breach the Code, you are obligated as an (ISC)² member to follow the ethics complaint procedure. Failure to do so may be considered a breach of the Code pursuant to Canon IV.

    There are only four mandatory canons in the Code (described below). By necessity, such high-level guidance is not intended to be a substitute for the ethical judgment of the professional.

  • Code of Ethics Preamble Code of Ethics Preamble
    • The safety and welfare of society and the common good, duty to our principles and duty to each other, requires that we adhere, and be seen to adhere, to the highest ethical standards of behavior.
    • Therefore, strict adherence to this Code is a condition of certification.
  • Code of Ethics Canons Code of Ethics Canons

    You will:

    • Protect society, the common good, necessary public trust and confidence, and the infrastructure.
    • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.
    • Provide diligent and competent service to principals.
    • Advance and protect the profession.

Our Members: Elite Cybersecurity Professionals

Do You Have What It Takes?

Our members represent an elite, global network of information security professionals. They are top experts in their fields. They’re dedicated to the highest ethical standards and best practices.

Our members work for governments and highly respected companies around the world. Through certification, they show superior competency. They’ve devoted themselves to making the cyber world a safer place for all.

Connect With Members All Over the World

We are more than 168,000 members strong. Our cyber and IT security professionals work in critical cyber, information, software and infrastructure positions all over the world. Connect with other professionals on the (ISC)² Community.

Make a Far-Reaching Impact

The professionals who make up our (ISC)² community play a vital role. They not only protect the organizations they serve, but they also help keep society safe. And they’re in high demand as organizations place more importance on information security.

Our members serve as:

  • Chief Security Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Systems and Network Administrators
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Security Managers
  • Systems Integrators
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Systems Engineers

(ISC)² Has Members All Over the World

(ISC)² members work in critical cyber, information, software, IT and infrastructure security positions all over the globe. Our mission is to support these valuable, highly skilled professionals throughout their careers by providing them with industry information, vast networking and collaboration opportunities, and professional development tools.