Privacy & Security Certifications – Which Ones Are Right For You?

When it comes to getting privacy or security certifications, there’s a ton of options, but which one is right for you? ISACA, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), The International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), and the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) are only a few of the associations that offer certifications.

If you consider yourself a security and/or privacy professional, and are interested in earning a professional certification, you have no shortage of options. In fact, dozens of certifications are available, which can make it tough to decide which is right for you.

To help guide you through the forest of options, I’ve provided a brief overview of certifications available through ISACA, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), and the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).

IAPP Certification Director Doug Forman and (ISC)2 CEO David Shearer offerred their thoughts on whether it’s worth your time and money to add some letters after your name. And, if so, which certifications you should pursue.

To read the full comparison of certifications, click here.

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