To provide awareness of and advocacy for vendor-neutral credentials in information security, privacy, and related IT disciplines. To advance the craft and practice of certification program development and to provide a forum to collaborate on matters of shared concern.
The purpose of the C3 is to provide a forum for collaboration among vendor-neutral information security and privacy and related IT disciplines certification bodies. That collaboration will result in the advancement of IT careers, a more prepared workforce, greater insight into how these certifications are developed, and how they meet the IT needs for organizations including governments, private enterprises, educational institutions, and the public at large.
A non-exclusive list of collaborative activities is planned to include the following:
- Provide the industry with factual information on how C3 certifications accurately validate knowledge, skills and abilities of the workforce
- Where appropriate, promote a common IT certification message to legislators and government agencies and provide them with accurate information regarding the benefits of these certification programs.
- Identify opportunities for joint projects of the commissioning of 3rd-party research for the advancement of knowledge of vendor-neutral credentials in information security, privacy, and related IT disciplines.
The Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3) has adopted the Unified
Framework of Professional Ethics for Security Professionals, set forth by
the Security Professionals Ethics Working Group. More information at: