Information Security Certs for RIM Pros
I recently had a friend in the industry ask me about information security certs. My response included some links and advice on what security certifications RIM professionals could consider based on their experience.
There are many out there. Some of the more popular are from ISACA, ISC2, CompTIA, and SANS. Below are some popular choices.
ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) ( http://www.isaca.org/Certification/CISA-Certified-Information-Systems-Auditor/Pages/default.aspx and http://www.isaca.org/Certification/CISM-Certified-Information-Security-Manager/Pages/default.aspx
ISC2 - Certfied Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) ( https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP )
Comptia - Security+ CE ( https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/security )
SANS - Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) ( https://www.giac.org/certifications )
Depending on what one wants to do in information or cybersecurity, there are also software or ethical hacker certifications.
For RIM professionals I recommend looking into the Security+, CISA, or check out Drexel's program for their Cyber security grad certificate ( https://online.drexel.edu/online-degrees/law-degrees/cert-cyber-comp/index.aspx ).
CISM, CISSP, or GIAC are higher-level certs, like the CRM for records management. Prior experience is usually required (for example, CISM requires 5 years of leading an information security function).
Andrew Ysasi, MS