(ISC)² Candidates make career success in cybersecurity accessible to more people

(ISC)² fills the cybersecurity workforce gap by creating new paths to cybersecurity careers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today launched (ISC)² Candidates for individuals pursuing or considering a career in cybersecurity, or already looking for an (ISC)² certification. When registering as an (ISC)² candidate, participants receive access to exclusive programs and services, including discounts on official certification (ISC)² training courses, self- learning and conferences. An annual fee from the United States $50 will be waived for the first year of the initiative (until September 2023) as an (ISC)² Candidates work towards an (ISC)² certification such as the (ISC)² CISSP® or (ISC)2 Certified in CybersecuritySM entry-level certification.

“Part of our commitment to addressing the global cybersecurity workforce shortage is to create new pathways to career success in cybersecurity,” said Clara Rosso, (ISC)² CEO. “Whether you’re looking for your first cybersecurity job or looking to advance in the profession, as an (ISC)² candidate, you’ll have access to the resources, benefits, and professional development you need to achieve your goals. ( ISC)² – backed by over 170,000 members – will be your guide, partner and advocate as you take important career steps, like joining a local chapter, discovering a mentor at a conference or earning your first certification (ISC)². We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.”

Empowering cybersecurity career pursuers
In a report of Champlain College Online, cybersecurity professionals were asked about the top barriers to entry into their career paths. Findings included high expectations for previous education or work experience, as well as a lack of diversity and inclusion. (ISC)² is tackling many of these barriers with the creation of (ISC)² Candidates, which will help reduce costs and make education more accessible to underrepresented populations around the world. Benefits include:

  • 20% off (ISC)² certification training, including self-paced and instructor-led online courses for all (ISC)² certifications
  • Member (ISC)² Rates for Regional SECURE Summits and Annual Security Congress (ISC)² Conference
  • Access to hundreds of hours of award-winning webinars (ISC)²
  • 30% to 50% off publications
  • Digital badge to demonstrate your online engagement

One million certified in cybersecurity
(ISC)² also announced today that (ISC)² Candidates are the first opportunity for individuals to participate in the One Million Certified in Cybersecurity℠ program. (ISC)² has pledged to take its certified cybersecurity certification exam and training program to one million people for free. By registering as a Candidate (ISC)², individuals will have the opportunity to complete the Self-Study Online Course (ISC)² for the Certified Cybersecurity Certification and Exam free of charge.

How to become an (ISC)2 Candidate
All (ISC)² applicants are required to apply online and affirm that they will abide by the (ISC)² code of ethics. To find out more and become a candidate (ISC)² free of charge for the first year (up to September 2023), visit www.isc2.org/candidate.

About (ISC)²
(ISC)² is an international non-profit association whose goal is to inspire a safe and secure cyberworld. Best known for the renowned Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), (ISC)² offers a portfolio of securities that take a holistic and pragmatic approach to security. Our membership of over 168,000 members is comprised of certified cybersecurity, information, software, and infrastructure security professionals who make a difference and help drive the industry forward. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber ​​Safety and Education™. For more information about (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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