The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced that they will be launching a new certification in cybersecurity in May 2021.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced that they will be launching a new certification in cybersecurity in May 2021. The certification was developed with support from PSA Security Network and Security Specifiers and is called the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC).
SIA officials say earning the SICC demonstrates a high level of competence in physical, cyber and information security. “The Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) is the only credential focused specifically on cybersecurity and physical security convergence,” said SIA in an announcement. “As a designated SICC, you will validate the skills required to support technical security installations according to industry best practices for electronic security and cybersecurity and aligning with clients’ organizational priorities and business objectives.”
Who should earn the SICC?
The SICC has been developed for integrators, manufacturers, consultants and other related industry professionals who are responsible for technically supporting the installation, networking, configuration and/or specification of electronic security/low-voltage technology devices and is designed to ensure they have hands-on experience and an understanding of physical security and cybersecurity convergence.
- Lead/Senior Service Technicians
- Lead/Senior Installers
- Technical Project Managers
- Security Systems Designers
- Technical Support Engineers
- Security Specifiers/Consultants
- IT/Cybersecurity Managers
- Chief Technology Officers
- Network Administrators
- Product Managers
The program is designed to assess and validate the core competencies professional must possess to effectively perform jobs involving critical aspects of cybersecurity.
SIA plans to hold a virtual information session on May 25, which will include more information about the program, including how to apply, program costs, testing topics and more. More information is available here