Certified Information Security Manager
What qualities does a good manager possess? Positive attitude, active listening, patience, emotional intelligence, flexibility and effective decision making are some of the top qualities of a good manager. This certification will not help you acquire these skills. However, if you have these and want to apply them in the realm of information security, the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is the certification you need.
The CISM certification is often compared to the CISSP. They have very similar requirements and require understanding from the same body of knowledge. The difference is that CISM has a lesser focus on the technical and tactical aspects of information security. It is more about managing the people who have made the tactics their career pursuit. Choosing between these certifications depends on your career goals.
Holders of the CISM, which is maintained by the ISACA, can join a local chapter and continue to participate in resource sharing, advocacy, networking and other benefits. ISACA serves over 100,000 members across many countries and industries. Participation with your peers will help you keep your skills sharp, and stay on the cutting-edge of new technologies.