Certified Information Security Officer


The GSDC Certified Information Security Officer certification validates the expertise of professionals in the field of information security. In today's technology-driven world, where data breaches and cyber threats are on the rise, this certification holds significant value. As organizations focus on continuous delivery and face the challenges of an increasingly vulnerable landscape, certified information security officers play a crucial role. By obtaining this certification, individuals demonstrate their proficiency in monitoring IT systems, identifying potential threats, and establishing protocols to mitigate risks. This certification signifies their ability to protect sensitive information and enhance the security posture of organizations. Join the ranks of certified information security officers and contribute to a safer digital environment.

Why Should You Become A Information Security Officer?

A Certified Information Security Officer (CISO) is responsible for safeguarding an organization's IT programs from both internal and external threats. As IT officers, their primary duty is to prevent viruses, spyware, bots, and other malicious programs from compromising the organization's computer systems. Having the certification of an Information Security Officer enhances the career prospects of information security analysts, enabling them to pursue roles such as chief security officer, information technology manager, or information systems manager. With the ever-present need for organizations to protect the data of their clients and employees, the Certified Information Security Officer certification provides international recognition, making it easier to secure employment across various sectors.

Structure of Information Security Officer Certification:

To get acknowledged as a Certified Information Security Officer, you need to go through these following certifications:

Information Security Officer Certification Program

To share a deep understanding of Information Security with candidates, Certified Information Security Officer Certification starts with Information Security Management Foundation – ISO 27001 Foundation certification.

Information Security Management Foundation


ISO/IEC 27001 is a widely recognized information security standard that belongs to the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards. The most recent version was published in 2013, with a few minor updates since then. This standard outlines a management system designed to effectively manage information security and provides specific requirements for implementation. As part of the second step in your journey, you will need to complete three certifications: DevSecOps Certification, Cyber Security Foundation Certification, and Ethical Hacking Foundation Certification. These certifications will enhance your knowledge and skills in their respective domains, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of information security practices and methodologies.

For the 2nd step, you’ll have to complete DevSecOps Certification, Cyber Security Foundation Certification and Ethical Hacking Foundation Certification.

Certified DevSecOps Engineer

DevSecOps Certification focuses on highlighting the unique aspects of DevOps security practices compared to other security approaches. This certification equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to comprehend and apply data and security sciences effectively. Participants in this course gain a comprehensive understanding of the purpose, benefits, concepts, and terminology related to DevSecOps. They also become familiar with the roles of DevSecOps and how it aligns with a DevOps culture and organization. By the end of the certification program, participants will have the ability to implement "security as code" principles, enabling them to make security and compliance adaptable as a service. This empowers individuals to integrate security seamlessly into the DevOps workflow and ensures that security measures are agile and adaptable to changing needs.

Cyber Security Foundation Certification

The Cybersecurity Foundation Certification is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the global challenges associated with securing systems. This certification covers essential cyber roles required to establish a robust and secure system. In today's world, where hacking and data manipulation are prevalent, cybersecurity has become an urgent necessity. By undertaking this certification, you will acquire valuable knowledge about the most alarming threat trends currently observed across the internet. Furthermore, you will gain insights into the potential impact of these threats on cybersecurity. This certification equips individuals with the necessary skills to identify and mitigate these threats, ensuring the protection of systems and data from evolving cyber risks.

Certified Ethical Hacking Foundation

The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Foundation certification validates an individual's expertise in evaluating the security of computer systems. This certification focuses on identifying weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems using the same knowledge and tools employed by malicious hackers. However, the CEH certification ensures that these skills are applied in a lawful and ethical manner to assess the security posture of a system. In the final stage of your certification journey, you will need to complete the Information Security Management Practitioner Certification. This certification further enhances your knowledge and skills in information security management practices. Once you have successfully obtained these certifications, you will be well-prepared and equipped to pursue opportunities in the field of ethical hacking and information security management.

In the last stage, you’ll have to complete the Information Security Management practitioner Certification, and then you are good to go!

Information Security Management Practitioner Certification


An understanding of the organizational, physical, and technical aspects of information security is tested in the module Information Security Management Practitioner.

How Can You Become A Certified Information Security Officer?

After the completion of these 5 certifications, you'll be announced as a certified Information Seurity officer and will be rewarded with certificate and badge as well. Not only that, but you'll also be accepted and known at the International level to become a GSDC accredited professional.

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Nat Mikes

Designation - Security Engineer

The GSDC Certified Information Security Officer certification was definitely worth the effort. It covered all aspects of information security management, and I felt confident that I had a solid understanding of the subject matter. Having this certification has increased my credibility with my colleagues and given me more opportunities for career advancement.

Laura Kim

Designation -  Security Engineer

I was a bit nervous about taking the GSDC Certified Information Security Officer exam, but I'm so glad I did. It was challenging, but the knowledge and skills I gained were invaluable. Now that I have this certification, I feel more confident in my ability to manage and implement effective security programs. This certification has definitely opened up more doors for me in terms of job opportunities. 

Robert Jackson

Designation - IT Security Manager

The GSDC Certified Information Security Officer certification was an excellent way for me to validate my knowledge and expertise in information security management. This certification has helped me stand out in my field, and I would definitely recommend it to others who want to enhance their skills and career prospects in information security.


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