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(ISC)2® CSSLP® Security Credential Earns ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation From ANSI


PALM HARBOR, Fla., – (ISC)2 (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest provider of professional security certifications and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced that the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) United States representative, ANSI (American National Standards Institute), has accredited the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) credential under the ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024 establishes a global benchmark for the certification of personnel, ensuring knowledge and technical competency in different professions. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups to both the ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

To be ANSI-accredited under 17024, organizations must adhere to meticulous requirements regarding process, practice and ethics and be reviewed annually for renewal. The many areas that ANSI monitors on an ongoing basis include:

• Corporate governance
• Internal audit and management review systems
• Use of subject matter experts
• Personnel files and policies
• Management of confidential and objectivity requirements
• Procedures for monitoring the ethics of certificate holders

“As the first information security certification organization to have a credential, the CISSP, accredited under ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, we are proud to again be recognized for our dedication to providing information security professionals the Gold Standard in credentials,” said Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, CNSS and executive director of (ISC)2.

Glenn Leifheit, CSSLP and lead security consultant for FICO, said, “The need for secure software is critical to protecting businesses and consumers. A key solution is ensuring software development professionals are fully versed in secure software concepts and best practices. That’s what makes the CSSLP so invaluable, and the ANSI accreditation further validates its worth to individuals and organizations.”

Code-language neutral, the CSSLP aims to stem the proliferation of software vulnerabilities by establishing best practices and validating an individual’s competency in addressing security issues throughout the software lifecycle. The certification is applicable to analysts, developers, software engineers, software architects, project managers, software quality assurance testers, programmers and others involved in the software lifecycle.

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