(ISC)² develops cyber-forensics certification | National Professional Certification Programs | Scoop.it

(ISC)2; has developed a new certification, the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), meant to create a global standard for assessing the expertise of digital forensics professionals.


The credential, available for the US and South Korea beginning September 25, is designed to provide employers and the legal community with validation that a digital forensics professional can lead digital investigations that “yield complete, accurate and reliable results.”


Meanwhile, the stated goal of the CCFP is four-pronged for the forensics expert: to validate and enhance forensic experts’ standing as advanced cyber forensics professionals; instill employer confidence in their abilities and expand career opportunities; support international forensics investigations, knowing that their CCFP counterparts in other countries will be using a common globally recognized body of knowledge; and offer ongoing education covering the latest advances in digital forensics science through the (ISC)⊃2; periodic recertification process.


To attain the CCFP, applicants must hold a four-year degree leading to a bachelor's, or regional equivalent, and have at least three years of full-time, professional experience in digital forensics or IT security in three out of the six domains of the credential. Those not holding a degree must have six years of full-time digital forensics or IT security work experience in three out of the six domains of the credential OR an alternate forensics certification approved by the (ISC)⊃2; and five years of full-time digital forensics or IT security experience in three out of the six domains.


All candidates must be able to demonstrate capabilities in each of the six CBK domains: legal and ethical principles; investigations; forensic science; digital forensics; application forensics; and hybrid and emerging technologies.