Cybersecurity manager certifications compared: CIPM vs. CISM vs. GSLC vs. CISSP

Introduction: Management in the age of cybersecurity

These days, no organization can run successfully without cybersecurity managers. In their oversight role, cybersecurity managers ensure staff follows cyber safe practices, manage the protection of the IT infrastructure, coordinate the response to incidents and ensure the recovery after an attack. Basically, they are responsible for good security governance.

The roles and responsibilities are varied for cybersecurity managers. In fact, the cybersecurity manager/administrator role includes a variety of advanced-level information security positions focused on overseeing security systems and teams. He or she can also manage IT security programs that will enable workers to recognize and deal with a cybersecurity incident like a data breach or cyber-attack while ensuring that controls and policies are implemented to mitigate risks.

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Ways to prepare for a security manager career

With many organizations in search of qualified security managers, it’s a great time for professionals to prepare for a cybersecurity manager or information security manager career with great opportunities and salary projections. In addition to a college degree in computer science, cybersecurity or a related technical field, candidates need years of experience managing security operations and teams and, above all, the ability to prove continued training and solid security and management certifications.

Cybersecurity certifications that are most in demand


An increased focus around data security has driven interest in privacy certifications like the CIPM. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) offers the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) credentialing program which assesses candidates’ understanding of information privacy laws and practices. As IAPP explains, “the CIPM designation says that you’re a leader in privacy program administration and that you’ve got the goods to establish, maintain and manage a privacy program across all stages of its lifecycle.” The IAPP CIPM, which was launched in 2013 as the (Read more...)

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