About: Mission Statement


A certification is proof an individual meets a minimum standard. The mission of GIAC is to provide assurance to employers their people and prospective hires can actually do the job. To accomplish this mission, GIAC goes beyond theory and terminology and tests the pragmatics of Audit, Security, Operations, Management and Software Security tasks.

The primary goal of the program is to address the need to validate the skills of security professionals and developers. GIAC certification provides assurance that a certified individual meets a minimum level of ability and possesses the skills necessary to do the job. The standards for the GIAC certification were developed using the highest benchmarks in the industry.

Benefits to Individuals
  • For system and network administrators and security professionals and software developers, the program offers added confidence that you know what tasks need to be done to protect systems, networks, and code, and that you possess the skills needed to carry out those tasks.
  • GIAC certification ensures that certified professionals can keep their skills and knowledge current, through periodic recertification and access to the latest, most up-to-date information.
Benefits to Employers
  • Increased confidence that GIAC certified individuals charged with securing your systems, networks, and software applications actually know how to do the job.
  • Training for certification provides system and network administrators with the technical skills needed to meet their security responsibilities.