(ISC)2 ("ISC-squared"), a non-profit global provider of education and certification of information security professionals throughout their careers, announced its board of directors has approved new professional experience and endorsement requirements for the certified information systems security professional (CISSP) certification.

Effective October 1, 2007, the minimum experience requirement for certification will be five years of relevant work experience in two or more of the 10 domains of the CISSP CBK, a taxonomy of information security topics recognized by professionals worldwide, or four years of work experience with an applicable college degree or a credential from the (ISC)²-approved list. Currently, CISSP candidates are required to have four years of work experience or three years of experience with an applicable college degree or a credential from the (ISC)²-approved list, in one or more of the 10 domains of the CISSP CBK.

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