CESG has developed a framework for certifying IA professionals who meet competency and skill requirements for specified IA roles.
The CESG Certified Professional (CCP) scheme recognises the expertise of those working in the Information Assurance and Cyber Security arenas in both government and industry. It sets the standard for IA professionals working in this sector and provides a rigorous and independent assessment of the competence of IA professionals. CCP status is an endorsement of IA expertise and confirms that information risk in support of your business is managed in a balanced and pragmatic way.
The purpose of certification is to improve the matching between public sector requirements for IA expertise and the competence of those recruited or contracted to provide that expertise.
- Has been developed in consultation with government departments, academia, industry, the Certification Bodies and members of the CESG Listed Advisor Scheme (CLAS);
- Includes a set of IA role definitions and a certification process;
- Is consistent with ISO 17024, 'Conformity Assessment - General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons'
Please refer to the CESG certification for IA professionals and the Guidance to CESG certification for IA professions for further guidance:
For more information on the benefits of certification for both cyber security professionals and for prospective employers of those professionals see: