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.
- 2040 certified analysts as of December 5, 2016
- See the GIAC website for additional details on the GISF certification.
|Information Security Principles and Risk Management||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental information security and risk management concepts|
|Data Protection||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of protecting data through data classification, business continuity, disaster recovery, data loss prevention, and incident response|
|Security Policy and Procedures||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of operational security through effective policies, procedures, security awareness, and physical security controls|
|Authentication, Authorization, Accountability (AAA)||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of access controls and effective authentication, authorization and accountability|
|Cryptography Fundamentals||The candidate will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of cryptographic algorithms and how cryptography is used to protect information and communications|
|Networking Foundations||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the OSI model, networking protocols, and other network-related concepts|
|Networking Security||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of securing networks from common attacks against wired, wireless, VoIP, virtual and cloud based network services|
|Systems Security||The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of securing systems, applications and mobile devices from malware and other common threats|