What is Information security?

Information security

As defined by the SFIA foundation: Information security is the selection, design, justification, implementation and operation of controls and management strategies to maintain the security, confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability and relevant compliance of information systems with legislation, regulation and relevant standards. Here are some ways you could build this skill, which applies to a range of cyber security roles.

Certifications

  • CISM Certified Information Security Manager
  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certification
  • CRISC Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional
  • Security+
  • SANS GISF
  • SANS GSEC

Courses

  • TAFE QLD Cert IV in Cybersecurity
  • TAFE QLD Adv. Diploma in Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Science – Cyber Security by Edith Cowan University
  • Bachelor of Computing and Cybersecurity by UNSW
  • Bachelor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour by University of Western Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security by Charles Sturt University

Frameworks

  • ISO 27001 LI and ISO 27001 LA
  • ISO 31000
  • ISO 20000


Last Reviewed: 05 March 2019