S-ISME | Information Security Management Expert certification

The third career step in the S-CISO certification track

The Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

S-ISME Information Security Management Expert badge   S-ISME


Why become S-ISME-certified?

With this certification, you will be recognised as an Information Security professional or CISO with the ability to implement, anchor and manage the information security process in your organisation. You will be able to act as a linchpin between the business and operations departments to drive security throughout the business.

The Information Security Management Expert certificate and title demonstrate your executive-level information security knowledge.

 "By 2017, there will be a shortage of 2 million cyber security jobs worldwide" — UK House of Lords, Digital Skills Committee


For whom is the S-ISME certification?

This certificate is aimed at those who are currently engaged or will become involved in the implementation, coordination and management of information security, such as:

  • information security consultants
  • security officers who act at the strategic level in the organisation
  • professionals with a CISSP, CISM or C/CISO certification willing to take the next step in their career


Finally, this certificate is intended to be an important career milestone for high-level information security professionals, as it constitutes the third level of a complete and extensive Certified Information Security Officer certification track. Achieving the Information Security Management Expert certificate demonstrates that the student has obtained the highest-level theoretical knowledge in information security. Students coupling this high-level theoretical knowledge with relevant professional experience can apply for the Certified Information Security Officer certificate to become an S-CISO

Information Security Certification Track 

Steps to schedule your S-ISME exam



study for your exam

1. Demonstrate the required knowledge


Before taking your exam, you should make sure that you possess the required knowledge. We have a great number of global partners offering preparation courses. Check our partners' websites to find a training centre in your country. 


Preparation coureses are optional. 



Read the information

2. Read the "How to book your exam" page


Make sure that you meet all the systerm requirements. Read through our "How to book your exam" page thoroughly to prevent mistakes or ambiguities. You can also find a link to book your exam on this page. 


How to book your exam page



schedule your exam

3. Schedule your exam


Follow the instructions on the "How to book your exam" page and click the button on that page to schedule your exam. 



pass your exam

4. Pass the exam and claim your title


Upon successful completion of your exam, you can claim your title and free digital badge here.

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