CESG has approved three Certification Bodies to assess Information Assurance (IA) professionals against the competencies required to perform IA roles
across the public sector.
The three Certification Bodies are as follows (external links):
Each Certification Body has:
- considerable experience in assessing the competence of knowledge-based professionals
- modified their core assessment processes to meet CESG requirements
- completed a trial phase of assessments prior to full operational capability.
The Certification Bodies assess whether the evidence submitted by an applicant meets the requirements of the IA roles as defined in
Independent assessments by these Certification Bodies will help government and industry recruit people with the right skills at the right level to the right job. Information Assurance professionals themselves will benefit by having a clearly defined career development path and through assessment, as skills and experience grow, the opportunity to progress.