EXIN Certified Information Security Officer

Digital Badge EXIN Certified Information Security Officer

The certification provides the right knowledge and competences for those who are aiming to become or already are an Information Security Officer with the appropriate international recognition. When you are certified by EXIN as an Information Security Officer you are extensively tested not only on Information Security Management requirements (based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard), but also on new requirements such as Data Protection and Business Continuity Management (BCM).

To give candidates a good, solid understanding to build on, the Certified Information Security Officer certification starts with the foundation module of the Information Security Management program.

Information Security Foundation based on ISO IEC 27001

EXIN Information Security Foundation is a relevant certification for all professionals who work with confidential information. It explains the concept, value, and importance of information security as well as the threats and risks.

For the second domain in this certification candidates can choose from 3 different EXIN modules related to security. Each of these foundation certifications will give the final certification an element of specialism - whether you choose Privacy & Data Protection, Business Continuity Management or Cyber & IT Security.

EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation covers the main subjects related to the protection of personal data. Candidates benefit from a certification that is designed to impart all the required knowledge to help ensure compliancy to the General Data Protection Regulation.

EXIN Business Continuity Management Foundation

EXIN Business Continuity Management Foundation enables professionals to identify potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations those threats, if realized, might cause. It provides a framework for building organizational resilience with the capability of an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities (Source: ISO 22301:2012).

Cyber and IT Security Foundation

The EXIN Cyber & IT Security Foundation certification builds IT professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the technical background surrounding digital security. It enables candidates to explain, understand and describe key concepts in Cyber and IT Security.

The last certification is the specialist level Information Security Management certification that includes practical assignments so that candidates get to experience what is asked of an ISO and to test their skills before putting them into practice in real-life situations.

Information Security Management Professional based on ISO/IEC 27001

Information is crucial for the continuity and proper functioning of both individual organizations and the economies they fuel; this information must be protected against access by unauthorized people, protected against accidental or malicious modification or destruction and must be available when it is needed. The module Information Security Management Professional based on ISO/IEC 27001 tests understanding of the organizational, physical and technical aspects of information security.