GIAC Commitment to Excellence

GIAC Commitment to Excellence

Statement of Impartiality

GIAC is committed to providing the highest level of information security certification and as such understands the importance of maintaining impartiality throughout the management of certification activities, managing conflicts of interest, and ensuring the continued objectivity of our certification activities. This commitment starts with our top management and filters down through all that we do. To maintain our high-value credentials, we ensure that our certification program adheres to defined measurements and testing guidelines to safeguard integrity, impartiality, validity, and fairness. GIAC regularly performs reviews to assess potential threats to impartiality and acts proactively to mitigate both actual and perceived conflicts of interest and threats.

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ANAB Accreditation

GIAC is an active accredited ISO/IEC 17024 Personnel Certification Body through the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). This worldwide benchmark of excellence validates that GIAC is a responsible, fair, and quality-oriented testing and certification-granting organization within the high-stakes testing and certification industry. By achieving this accreditation, GIAC demonstrates a commitment to processes and procedures that adhere to an international standard of excellence.

About ANAB ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation

Fully enacted on April 1, 2003, this international standard (ANAB ISO/IEC 17024) was designed to harmonize the personnel certification process worldwide and create a more cost-effective global standard for workers. ISO/IEC 17024, officially entitled "General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons," plays a prominent role in facilitating global standardization of the certification community, enhancing consistency, and protecting consumers.

Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3)

GIAC joins six other leading accredited certification bodies to collaboratively champion vendor-neutral certifications in information security, privacy, and related IT disciplines in order to advance the craft and practice of our certification program. The collective ethical standards of integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and professional competence are at the core of how we manage our certification program and align with our continued compliance with the ISO/IEC 17024 standard and our commitment to excellence for our certification community. You can learn more about the C3, their work, and the collective ethical standards at their website here.