The most trusted source for information security training, certification, and research.
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.
SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.
Global Information Assurance Certifications
Assurance in Information Security. CREST is a not for profit organisation that serves the needs of a technical information security marketplace that requires the services of a regulated professional services industry.
CREST represents the technical information security industry by offering a demonstrable level of assurance of processes and procedures of member organisations
CREST on Pearson VUE: http://www.pearsonvue.com/crest/
Business Continuity Management Institute or BCM Institute is a leading global Business Continuity Management (BCM) Institute. Established in 2005, BCM Institute promotes and develops the BCM and Resilience disciplines of ISO22301 BCM Audit, Business Continuity Management (BCM), Crisis Management (CM), Crisis Communication (CC) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) for a variety of industries and clients around the world. Today, BCM Institute is the largest BCM practice in Asia Pacific.
ISACA: Information Systems Audit and Control Association
As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.