Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP): The world’s first completely hands-on offensive information security certification. The OSCP challenges students to demonstrate “understanding of the penetration testing process and life-cycle through an arduous twenty-four (24) hour certification exam.”
IACRB Certified Penetration Tester (CPT): This Information Assurance Certification Review Board certification addresses penetration testing methodologies, network reconnaissance and protocol attacks, vulnerability identification, Windows and Unix/Linux exploits, covert channels and rootkits, wireless security flaws, and web application vulnerabilities.
Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA): This IACRB certification entails: SCADA security policy development, security standards and best practices, protocol security issues, access control, securing field communications, user authentication and authorization, detecting cyber attacks and vulnerability assessments.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): The first information security credential to meet the strict conditions of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, the CISSP “focuses on the practical application of cybersecurity knowledge and tools.” Exploring “actual, on-the-job issues and risks,” this certification values a systematic approach to cybersecurity.
Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI): EC-Council’s CHFI certifies computer forensics and the ability to perform incident response and forensics, electronic evidence collections, and digital forensic acquisitions; work on technical examination, analysis and reporting of computer-based evidence; investigate events for evidence of insider threats or attacks, and more.