FITSI Earns Prestigious ANAB Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024 for its Next Generation Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) Cybersecurity Certification Program

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Contact: Jim Wiggins, 703-828-1196 x701

Alexandria, VA - The Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI) announced today that it had received accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC 17024 for FITSI's Next Generation Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) personal cybersecurity certification program. This accreditation covers all four FITSP certifications offered by FITSI for Auditors, Designer, Managers, and Operators.

"We are very honored to have earned ANAB accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024," said Jim Wiggins, FITSI's executive director. "Obtaining this accreditation shows our dedication to meeting a rigorous international standard in how we develop and implement our FITSP credentialing program, which is used by Federal employees, contractors, and military personnel. The ANAB accreditation allows government agencies, corporations, and individuals to have a high degree of trust in those certified by FITSI. We've always known our FITSP certification program was top-notch, but this accreditation provides an independent third-party validation that FITSP is a 'best in class' cybersecurity certification program."

The purpose of the FITSP credential is to make Federal IT systems more secure by assuring that Federal civilian, military, and/or contractor staff who manage and operate them understand and can apply the appropriate Federal IT security standards. The FITSP certification program is role-based and documents the qualifications and specialized Federal IT security understandings of auditors, designers, managers, and operators of federal IT systems. By earning the FITSP certification credential, candidates will have demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of Federal IT security management, operational and technical control requirements as measured by the standards and guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as other relevant Federal statutes and regulations. More information about FITSP can be found at http://www.fitsi.org.

About ANAB Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation mark is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders. Since its launch in 2003, the ANAB personnel certification accreditation program based on the international standard ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons, has helped certification programs make the journey from good to great. More than 5.2 million people worldwide and counting hold a certification from an ANAB-accredited organization. For more information, visit: https://anab.ansi.org/credentialing/personnel-certification