Announcing the (ISC)² Professional Development Institute

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PDI-Launch-506x253Today is an exciting day for (ISC)² members as your membership just got a whole lot more powerful. We are happy to announce the launch of the (ISC)² Professional Development Institute, known simply as PDI. PDI will be your go-to resource for timely and relevant continuing educational opportunities to keep your skills sharp and curiosity piqued. Best of all, these courses will all be available to members at no cost.

With three courses already available — Building a Strong Culture of Security, DevSecOps: Integrating Security into DevOps, and GDPR for Security Professionals: A Framework for Success — we are thrilled to share that there are plans for as many as 30 new courses in 2019 alone.

We understand that cybersecurity is a lifelong journey and that getting certified is just one step along your path. Staying at the top of your game is an ongoing challenge and doing so while managing a full-time job with high pressure and long hours will never be easy. But we hope that offering these free, online, on-demand courses will at least make it easier for you to access courses that are relevant to your profession and built for you to grow.

Your feedback is important to us, so PDI courses will be built with member input and we will refresh the catalogue based on what you want from us.

Ready to get started? PDI courses have already been preloaded for members in the learning center, so sign in to your member account at to begin. Click on “My Courses” in the upper right corner of the page and scroll until you see the courses that are available. New courses will be added here as soon as they are available to take.

Not a member? All PDI courses will be available for purchase at so that anyone can learn to better secure their critical assets and grow as a cybersecurity professional.

We know that your hard work day in and day out is what helps keep data secure and people safe and (ISC)² membership represents the best security expertise on the planet. We want to thank you for being a member and hope that PDI will help keep your ability to inspire a safe and secure cyber world at its best.