Cybersecurity Certification: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Ping WangEmail author
  • Hubert D’Cruze
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)


There is a large and fast growing demand for cybersecurity professionals who are well prepared and qualified to perform the challenging work of defending the cyber space. This paper explores and discusses the significant value and benchmark role of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in the competency development for cybersecurity workforce by analyzing the CISSP certification requirements and objectives and mapping them to the US cybersecurity industry model of competencies and the US national cybersecurity workforce framework (NCWF). This paper also discusses the value and implications of the CISSP certification on cybersecurity education and training curriculum.


Cybersecurity CISSP Certification Workforce Competency Curriculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Morris UniversityMoonUSA
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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