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Celebrating 30 Years of CISSP

ISC2 Celebrates 30th Anniversary of CISSP Certification

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Launched in 1994, CISSP certification is now held by more than 165,000 practitioners globally and remains the most sought-after in the field for cyber leaders. Since its inception, the CISSP has been recognized as the “gold standard” in cybersecurity, with recognition by governments and accredited to standards of international bodies, including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.K National Academic Recognition Information Centre.

Established in 1994, the class of CISSP-holders around the world has risen from 46 in the first year to more than 165,000 professionals worldwide. In 2004, the CISSP certification was the first security certification to be recognized as accredited by ANAB (the ANSI National Accreditation Board) under ISO/IEC 17024. As ISC2 itself reaches its 35th anniversary, the association will spend the year honoring and celebrating the professionals who hold the CISSP designation, which has reached a milestone of more than 165,000 globally.

CISSP Certification Evolves as Cybersecurity Needs Change

The CISSP certification has evolved significantly over its 30-year history and continues to do so, as part of a rigorous, methodical process that ISC2 follows to routinely update its credential exams to reflect the latest knowledge, skills and abilities needed by professionals in the field. The CISSP exam content was recently updated on April 15, 2024.

The exam format also continues to evolve. Since April 15, 2024, the translations of the CISSP exam – available in Chinese, German, Japanese and Spanish – are be available in the Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) format . ISC2 adopted the CAT format for the English language CISSP exam in December 2018. This optimized format enables test-takers to prove their knowledge by answering fewer items and completing the exam in half the time, compared to the linear format.

The Celebrating 30 Years of CISSP content was originally posted on the ISC2 website


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Date: June 17 – 21, 2024
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2024
Location: Live Online

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