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  • certified information security manager (CISM)

    Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a certification offered by ISACA, a nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. 

  • CISO (chief information security officer)

    The CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives, ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. 

  • network intrusion protection system (NIPS)

    A network intrusion protection system (NIPS) is an umbrella term for a combination of hardware and software systems that protect computer networks from unauthorized access and malicious activity. 

  • security clearance

    A security clearance is an authorization that allows access to information that would otherwise be forbidden. 

  • CSO (Chief Security Officer)

    Assuming a consistent pattern of titles in companies that have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the person responsible for the security of a company's communications and other bu... 

  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)

    A Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) is an IT (Information Technology) professional who has received formal training from Cisco Systems in network-related security hardware, software and management... (Continued)