Additional Recognition for Cybersecurity Certifications

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MLA-Mark-High-Res-300Following the signing of a Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signed last year that confirms the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) standing as an internationally respected accrediting body with rigorous standards, all nine (ISC)² cybersecurity certifications are now recognized by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

The MLA applies to IAF accrediting bodies, including ANSI, and shows that the organizations they accredit all meet the same rigorous standards.

According to a press release issued by ANSI, “Regional Accreditation Group members of IAF are admitted to the IAF MLA only after a most stringent evaluation of their operations by a peer evaluation team which is charged to ensure that the applicant member complies fully with both the international standards and IAF requirements.”

(ISC)² was the first cybersecurity certifying body to meet the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, which is a global benchmark for certifying qualified professionals. The (ISC)² accredited certifications that are now recognized by the IAF include: