Certification

Certification

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.

GISF Exam Certification Objectives
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
Configuration Management and Change Control The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of maintaining security through configuration management and change control