ISACA’s certifications have been recognized by government entities, major industry publications, standard bodies and major consulting groups. The lists below detail many of these recognitions.
The 2010 Information Career Trends Survey, conducted by the Information Security Media Group, found CISM to be one of the three most sought-after certifications for security professionals. According to ISMG, CISM is one of the two certifications becoming "minimum standards in the profession."
In a January 2010 study by Mile High Research, ISACA’s CISA and CISM certifications made the top 10 in-demand IT certifications for new jobs posted over the last 14 days. The job descriptions specified one or more certifications as minimum or preferred credentials for the job posting. ISACA and other organizations whose credentials made the top 10 “obviously make a connection between their certifications and employers – that connection is value," said Denny Schall, CLO of Mile High Research.
CISMs get a bypass for references (experience) for the Disaster Recovery Institute International’s (DRII) CBCA (Certified Business Continuity Auditor) certification. In addition, all CISMs are offered a 10% discount on DRII courses.
The Securities Exchange Board of India requires biannual system audits of all mutual funds to be conducted by an independent auditor who is CISA/CISM-certified or equivalent.
Those who hold the CISM or CISA certification and are in good standing with ISACA can apply for the Level 1 HISPI credential through the prerequisite track and are not required to attend the five-day HISP Certification Course.
CISM was named a finalist for the 2008 and 2009 SC Magazine Best Professional Certification Program Award.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has awarded accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024 to the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification programs for the past three years.
CIO magazine, SC Magazine and Foote Partners research continually cite CISM as a credential that earns top pay when compared to other credentials. Most recently, an April 2009 Foote Partners’ survey listed CISM as the security certification earning the highest pay premium.
Certification Magazine’s 2008 salary survey ranked the CISM certification as the third-highest-paying certification
CISM has been recognized in the following publications as a unique security management credential:
– SC Magazine
– Information Security
– Computerworld Today (Australia)
– Security Magazine (Brazil)
Following the results of an eight month stage II audit under the direction of a CISA and CISM certified professional, the Credit Union Central of British Columbia will be the first online banking system in Canada to become ISO27000 Certified. CISAs and CISMs continue to make worldwide impact by effecting and influencing organizational progress.
The Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC) in Malaysia provides reimbursement for certain CISA and CISM certification and training fees. This reimbursement is made possible through the MSC Malaysia Capability Development Program, which was launched to enhance the skills of local information and community technology knowledge workers and assist MSC status companies in human capital development.