The Association of Certified Information Security Managers (ACSM) is a global, not-for-profit organization that provides a professional certification for information security managers. The ACSM certification is widely recognized and respected by organizations around the world.
The ACSM certification is designed to validate an individual’s knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of information security management. The certification is also intended to promote the profession of information security management and to encourage the continuous development of information security management practices.
The ACSM certification is not a one-time event, but rather a lifelong commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professional practice. Individuals who hold the ACSM certification are required to maintain their certification through continuous learning and professional development.
The ACSM certification process consists of two parts:
A written examination that tests an individual’s knowledge of the information security management body of knowledge.
An oral examination that tests an individual’s ability to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the written examination to real-world scenarios.
To maintain the ACSM certification, individuals are required to complete continuing education activities and professional development activities on a yearly basis. These activities are designed to keep individuals up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of information security management.
The ACSM certification is recognized by organizations around the world as a mark of excellence in the field of information security management. The ACSM certification is also recognized by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) as meeting the information security manager certification requirements of the CNSSI-4011 standard.