Friday, 8 February 2013

CISA, CISM and CRISC awarded Best Professional Certification Program

ISACA’s CISA, CISM and CRISC certification programs are finalists for the “Best Professional Certification Program” in SC Magazine’s 2013 Awards.

In a recent study by Foote Partners, it was found that CISA, CISM and CRISC certification holders earn pay premiums that place the certifications in the top 7 percent of all 268 IT industry certifications reported by Foote Partners.

According to the IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index, those who obtain the CISA, CISM or CRISC certifications are ranked among the highest paid professionals.

To make this list, a certification program must average a pay premium in excess of the equivalent of 10% of base salary.

CISM was already voted among our top four security certifications. CISM is also highly sought after for IT positions. It is also widely recognised in organisations and government agencies.

It provides a body of knowledge for information security management, focusing mainly on information risk management. It also demonstrates to employers that the professional has a strong understanding of security governance, risk management and compliance, security program development and management, and security incident management.

According to, the average salary for a CISM professional is £52,500.