CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional is an independent information security certification governed by the not-for-profit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)2.  The CISSP curriculum covers subject matter in a variety of information security topics.

The CISSP examination is based on what (ISC)2 terms the Common Body of Knowledge (or CBK). According to (ISC)2, "the CISSP CBK is a taxonomy -- a collection of topics relevant to information security professionals around the world. The CISSP CBK establishes a common framework of information security terms and principles that allow information security professionals worldwide to discuss, debate and resolve matters pertaining to the profession with a common understanding." 

Rich Krug currently holds his CISSP.


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