GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG)
Security and IT Professionals, Lawyers, Paralegals, Auditors, Accountants, Technology Managers or Vendors. Anyone interested in the law of business, contracts, fraud, crime, IT security, IT liability and IT policy with a focus on electronically stored and transmitted records.
Preparing for the GLEG Exam: Candidates may choose to prepare for the GLEG exam by taking the SANS Training Course: LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations
*No Specific training is required for any GIAC certification. If candidates need help in mastering the objectives for this certification, there are many sources of information available. Practical experience is one option; there are also numerous books on the market covering Computer Information Security. Another option is SANS training, or any relevant courses from other training providers.*
- 1 proctored exam
- 75 questions
- Time limit of 2 hours
- Minimum Passing Score of 70.7%
GIAC reserves the right to change the specifications for each certification without notice. Based on a scientific passing point study, the passing point for the passing point for the GLEG exam has been determined to be 70.7% for all candidates receiving access to their certification attempts on or after 10/07/2010. To verify the format of your current certification attempt, please read the Certification Information found in your portal account at https://exams.giac.org/pages/attempts.
Certifications must be renewed every 4 years. Click here for details.
NOTE: GIAC exams are NOT given the day after the conference ends.
GIAC certification attempts purchased without SANS training will be activated in your SANS/GIAC account within 24 business hours of purchase. GIAC certification attempts purchased with SANS training will be activated in your SANS/GIAC account 7-10 business days after the end of the conference. In both cases, you will receive an email notification when your certification attempt has been activated in your account. You will have 120 days from the date of activation to complete your certification attempt. GIAC exams must be proctored through Pearson VUE. Please click the following link for instructions on How to Schedule Your GIAC Proctored Exam. GIAC exams are delivered online through a standard web browser.
- Certified Professionals (GLEG)
- Exam Feedback Procedure
- Grievance Procedure
- Proctored exam procedure
- SANS Information Security Reading Room
Bulletin (Part 2 of Candidate Handbook)
Exam Certification Objectives & Outcome Statements
The topic areas for each exam part follow:
- Business Policies and Compliance
- The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of effective internal policies and controls for identifying and protecting an organization's information assets, as well as appropriate legal and investigation considerations for responding to risks and incidents.
- Contracts and Third Party Agreements
- The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to protect an organization's information assets in all third party contracts and agreements, including terms of service, working with independent contractors, affiliates and data sharing, business services, online/web agreements and electronic signatures.
- Data Retention and E-Discovery
- The candidate will demonstrate understanding of E-Discovery and Record Retention laws and regulations, familiarity with high profile cases, and organizational controls used to comply with retention requirements.
- Fraud and Misuse
- The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of fraud and computer misuse laws and regulations, familiarity with high profile cases, liability issues, and controls used to prevent, respond and investigate fraud and abuse of information system.
- Intellectual Property
- The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the different types of Intellectual Property (IP), legal protections available, and risks to an organization's IP.
- Privacy and PII
- The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of Privacy laws and regulations, familiarity with high profile cases, liability issues, and responding to privacy breaches.
Where to Get Help
Training is available from a variety of resources including on line, course attendance at a live conference, and self study.
Practical experience is another way to ensure that you have mastered the skills necessary for certification. Many professionals have the experience to meet the certification objectives identified.
Finally, college level courses or study through another program may meet the needs for mastery.
The procedure to contest exam results can be found at http://www.giac.org/about/procedures/grievance.