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Top Marks for (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

CISSP CertificationThe Information Security Careers Network (ISCN) asked a 90,000-member LinkedIn community of cybersecurity professionals to rate their top certifications in order to compile a list of the top 10 most desirable certifications for 2021. The list included certifications from other associations and vendors, as well as the (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).

Nearly three quarters of respondents (72%) identified the CISSP as the certification with the greatest demand in cybersecurity.

Why is the CISSP the Most Valuable Cybersecurity Certification?

CISSP validates skills and knowhow to design, implement and manage best-in-class cybersecurity programs. To qualify, candidates must have five years of security experience or four years if they have a security-related degree.  

What is the Average CISSP Salary?

(ISC)² research, benchmarking surveys and third-party studies estimate that the  global average starting salary for a cybersecurity professional who is CISSP certified is U.S. $92,639. On average, security certifications boost salaries by $18,000, from an average of $67,000 to $85,000, the study found.

The details on the Information Security Careers Network (ISCN) survey was originally published by (ISC)²


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