Thinking about a Career in Governance, Risk and Compliance? Follow this Path

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Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) cybersecurity professionals play a vital role in organizations, aligning IT goals with objectives as they manage cyber risks and achieve regulatory needs. They help ensure organizations operate in a transparent, responsible and compliant manner while mitigating risks.

Are you ready for a career in GRC? ISC2, creator of the leading advanced cybersecurity certification, the CISSP, recommends these specific steps.

  1. Become an ISC2 Candidate. Begin your journey by joining ISC2, the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organization, more than 500,000 members, associates and candidates strong. As part of their One Million Certified in Cybersecurity pledge to help close the workforce gap, you’ll be able to access free Official ISC2

Online Self-Paced Training for Certified in Cybersecurity entry-level certification and a free exam. Candidates can also tap a full range of benefits, including 20% off online training and up to 50% off textbooks. Sign up now to get your first year free.

  1. Start your journey toward CGRC certification. Certified in Governance, Risk and Compliance (CGRC) demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to integrate governance, performance management, risk management and regulatory compliance within the organization. It shows you’re able to use various international frameworks to manage risk and authorize and maintain information systems.

To qualify for the CGRC, candidates must pass the exam and have at least two years of cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the ISC2 CGRC exam outline.

If you don’t yet have the required experience to become a CGRC, you can become an Associate of ISC2 after successfully passing the exam. You will then have three years to earn the experience needed for certification.

  1. Keep learning

Governance, risk and compliance never stands still. It’s a constantly evolving field that requires continuing education to stay in front cyberthreats and on top of trends. Professionals can choose from a variety of flexible learning options, including:

ISC2 Certificates turn a laser focus on specific subject matters. And with courseware created on the hottest topics by cybersecurity’s most respected certifying body, you’re assured the most current and relevant content. Choose from online instructor-led or self-paced education with content created by industry experts:

Online Instructor-Led*
• Prerecorded lessons led by an ISC2 Authorized Instructor
• Instruction that complements self-paced content
• Digital badges upon passing certificate assessments

Online Self-Paced
• Online learning at your own pace
• Videos available for download on demand
• Digital badges upon passing certificate assessments

*Online instructor-led only available for select certificates.

ISC2 Risk Management Certificates provide an understanding of how to assess and analyze risk, while taking a deeper dive into standards and risk methods to ensure cybersecurity practitioners are ready for success. Online on-demand certificates include:

  • Conducting Practical Risk Analysis
  • Exploring Risk Standards
  • Practical Risk Methods

ISC2 Governance, Risk and Compliance Skill-Builders will help you learn valuable skills as you pursue a career in GRC. Grow what you know with short-format learning designed to fit your busy schedule.

A career in governance, risk and compliance provides the opportunity to make a significant impact on the world. Qualified professionals are indispensable to organizations, safeguarding their information and systems. See yourself in GRC and get started today. Learn More

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