The Certified Cloud Security Professional Certification (CCSP) was announced by ISC2 in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) this morning. I have included both the exam outline and brochure for easy reference at the bottom of this article.
The new exam includes six domains and requires 5 years of IT experience, of which 3 years must be in information security. Interestingly the CSA’s existing CCSK certification (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) can be substituted for one year of information security experience. This protects the CSA’s investment in what to this point has been the only other relevant certification available since the advent of the “cloud”. The CCSK certification is now clearly positioned as entry level and accessible to everyone at nearly any skill level.
Inline with this announcement was the release of the FrostSullivan-(ISC)²-Global-Information-Security-Workforce-Study-2015.
A quick search of the document returns 29 references to “cloud” which I will explore more in an upcoming article.