S-ISF| Information Security Foundation certification

The first career step in the S-CISO certification track

The Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

S-ISF Information Security Foundation badge   S-ISF


Why become S-ISF-certified?

Economic globalisation is leading to an ever-increasing exchange of information between organisations (including employees, customers and suppliers) and, consequently, an explosion of cyber crime. The dramatic rise in cyber attacks, in turn, results in a growing demand for certified security specialists:

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


This introductory-level certification, based on ISO/IEC 27002, demonstrates that you have acquired a basic knowledge of information security. Achieving the certification allows you to exhibit your competence in handling information security conform to the latest trends and technologies and prove your understanding of how information security (or the lack thereof) can affect one's business. 


For whom is the S-ISF certification?

The Information Security Foundation certifcation (S-ISF) is suitable for anyone in charge of handling information in any capacity. This certification is also suitable for entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises who need to possess a basic knowledge of information security.


Finally, this certificate is an ideal start for new information security professionals, as it constitutes the first level of a complete and extensive Certified Information Security Officer certification track. Achieving the Information Security Foundation certificate provides students with a solid base to continue with the Information Security Practitioner certificate, and advance their career path to become a CISO. Students who already possess basic information security knowledge can decide to start with the Practitioner and/or Expert level of the certification track.

Information Security Certification Track 

Steps to schedule your S-ISF 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 but if your are not sure if you have the required knowledge level to pass the exam, download here the introduction slides of the Information Security Foundation Course and see if you meet the terms.


You can test yourself with the Information Security Foundation sample exam to see if you possess the required knowledge.


Read the information

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


Make sure that you meet all the system 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 free digital foundation badge here.

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