Leaders and experts who attain the CISM certification have over five years of experience in information security management, business continuity, disaster recovery, risk and security management planning, and support to senior business leader decisions. CISM experts permeate the business world as Information System Security Officers (ISSO), Information System Security Managers (ISSM), Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), and even Chief Information Officers (CIO). The CISM expert understands analysis, business case creation and support, resource allocation, risk identification, and security management. Most importantly, the CISM expert knows that business strategy and operations are pivotal to the growth of a business and information system security plays a vital, supportive role.
Business leaders serving on Boards of Directors and senior executive positions seek experts who understand their language and can translate at the speed of business, critical IT and information security requirements and demands. Leaders seek CISM experts to understand, investigate, and create business case solutions integrating all aspects of the business enterprise (operations, support, and infrastructure) to meet 21st-century demands while translating threats and risks to the same business enterprise in terms senior business leaders can understand.