Information security auditor certifications


For those with a passion for information security and a mind for auditing, the role of information security auditor is tailor-made. Not only does it allow you to work in information security, but you also get to put your auditor hat to good use by creating highly detailed reports that establish an accurate picture of the organization’s information security stance.

With this said, you may be wondering what certifications will help you reach this unique role. This article will detail some of the best information security auditor certifications and will explore a little about certifications for this role: the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification (CISA), the Certified Internal Auditor certification (CIA) and the GIAC®️ Systems and Network Auditor certification (GSNA).

A little about certifications for this role

The role of information security auditor is a mid-level role at most organizations. This means that an information security professional will likely not break into the industry with it, nor will it be the role they finish their career at. 

Organizations generally will not require that a job candidate be a certification holder before they can work as an information security auditor. However, having a certification may give you an edge over other candidates who do not have one or do not have one that focuses on auditing specifically.


Considered the “gold standard,” the Certified Information System Auditor certification (CISA) is the oldest and most well-known certification in the information security auditor space. Coupled with the fact that it is the most on-point certification in terms of subject matter, we are looking at a clear top certification for this role. CISA is hosted by ISACA.

This certification verifies that the holder has the knowledge, ability and skills necessary for information security auditing. To earn this certification, candidates need to pass (Read more...)

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