GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)
Security Professionals that want to demonstrate they are qualified for IT systems hands-on roles with respect to security tasks. Candidates are required to demonstrate an understanding of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts.
- 2255 certified analysts as of April 26, 2017
- See the GIAC website for additional details on the GISF certification.
|Information Security and Risk Management Principles||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental information security and risk management concepts|
|Security Policy and Awareness||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the components of effective policy creation and awareness programs.|
|Authentication, Authorization, and Accountability||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of access controls and effective authentication, authorization and accountability|
|Network Foundations||The candidate will demonstrate and understanding of foundational network concepts and terminology|
|Cryptography Foundations||The candidate will demonstrate a foundational understanding of cryptography and its application.|
|Network Security||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of foundational network attacks and the countermeasures and technologies employed to minimize the associated risks from attacks|
|Systems and Application Security||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of securing systems and applications from malware and other common threats|